Anita Mui in My Favorite Top I have ever seen her in.. Fantasy Gig 2002. (News Photo)
Tiananmen exile appeals to China
No-one knows the true death toll on Tiananmen Square
An exiled leader of the 1989 student protests on Beijing's Tiananmen Square has urged China to allow himself and others to return to their homeland.
Wuer Kaixi spoke on arrival in Hong Kong from Taiwan after receiving permission from the region to attend the funeral of local diva Anita Mui.
"After 15 years in exile... I say to Beijing, I say to [President] Hu Jintao, let us go home!" he said.
Mr Wuer also commended Hong Kong for letting him enter Chinese territory.
He said he saw a "clear distinction " between the authorities in Hong Kong and the Chinese Government.
"I come to salute the Hong Kong Democrats and people who stand by them," the former pro-democracy leader said.
Anita Mui was known as Hong Kong's Madonna
Mr Wuer fled to the United States after the Tiananmen Square protests during which he was one of the student leaders who took part in talks with former Chinese Premier Li Peng before the protests were suppressed by the army.
The death toll of 4 June 1989, when tanks entered the square, remains unknown but is thought to be in the hundreds, if not thousands.
Anita Mui, a much-loved singer who met Mr Wuer when she backed the student movement in China, died of cancer at the age of 40 on 30 December and is due to be buried on Monday.