June 4 student leader Wuerkaixi was deported to Taiwan yesterday after spending a night in a restricted zone at Macau airport. The dissident, one of the best known June 4 student activists, was denied entry to Macau on Wednesday evening. He had intended to turn himself in to the central government's liaison office in Macau if granted entry. He refused to leave when an immigration officer in Macau tried to place him on a scheduled flight to Taipei on Wednesday night, and was finally picked up by 12 immigration officers and deported to Taipei on a flight that left at 1.20pm yesterday and arrived in Taipei at 3pm. 'The Chinese government is avoiding something that happened 20 years ago ... I am wanted in China, but I cannot even turn myself in. Is China really a confident, great nation?' he said on arrival in Taipei. Wuerkaixi, a Uygur from Xinjiang, also said that Beijing had returned to a state like in 1989 - blocking websites, forcing dissidents to leave the capital and 'flooding' Tiananmen Square with police. Wang Dan , another student activist who is now in Washington, said he knew of Wuerkaixi's plans. 'There are going to be more and more dissidents trying different ways to enter mainland China,' he said. Wuerkaixi, who is now a Taiwan resident, said his attempt to enter Macau was a 'gentle challenge' to Beijing and 'only the beginning' of his attempts to return home. He voiced his disappointment over a statement from Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou marking the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown. 'Has it come to the time to sing the praises of China? I am suffering the pain of not seeing my parents for 20 years, I demand Ma seek justice for me.'