The mainland's Super Girl Li Yuchun has been gagged by the authorities in Taiwan, where she arrived this week to take part in a pop concert. Although the singer appeared to be willing to answer journalists' questions after arriving at Chiang Kai-shek International Airport on Thursday, she had to keep quiet thanks to a government order that forbids her from giving media interviews or appearing on TV. Other than a big smile, 'oops' was her only response to reporters' question when she was asked whether she found her first visit to Taiwan exciting. 'Sorry, she cannot accept interviews,' said a representative of her sponsor. Ms Li has been invited to Taiwan by the Taipei-based Show Business Association to take part in a concert in the capital tomorrow. TV footage broadcast later showed Ms Li waving at dozens of her Taiwanese fans at the airport before being whisked away to Taipei. She gave the media and public the slip yesterday when she was scheduled to pay her respects to Teresa Tang at the late pop singer's grave in Taipei county. Hundreds of fans and reporters waited in vain at the hotel Ms Li stayed and later flocked to the graveyard to try to find her. 'She is not feeling well, and she hopes to take a look at Taipei city,' said Hsiao Jun-he, the secretary-general of the Show Business Association. Other association officials said Ms Li cancelled her trip to the graveyard to avoid reporters. Taiwan news media reported that Ms Li might be expelled if she violated the regulations. The Taiwanese authorities may impose tough restrictions on visitors from the mainland and prevent them from doing anything beyond the activities stipulated by their hosts. Liu Teh-hsun, a vice-chairman of the Mainland Affairs Council, Taiwan's top mainland policy planning body, yesterday said Ms Li has been invited to a 'record performance programme' in Taiwan and therefore she could not do anything that was outside the stated purpose of her visit to the island. Ms Li, a Sichuan music college student, won the No 1 Super Girl singing contest title, the mainland's version of American Idol, in August last year. Ms Li has since become a rising star on the mainland.