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China Losing Patience with Foreigners, Starting to Deport Them for Petty Crimes

Posted: 01/25/2015 12:00 am

arrest handcuffsForeigners who commit crimes in China are increasingly being deported and restricted from re-entering the country.

A pair of foreign nationals are facing deportation after being found guilty in two separate crimes involving assault and theft. The report doesn’t state where the foreigners are from.

Last July 17, a foreigner named Mr Sun had gotten into a physical altercation with a police officer after having too much to drink at a banquet. Sun, who was already covered in blood from a previous incident, struck the police officer in the eye with his right hand. Sun was sentenced to six months, and will be deported upon release.

In a separate case, a 30 year-old foreign woman only identified as Miss Ba was confronted by a store clerk who saw her steal perfume from a cosmetics store near Dongzhimen in Beijing. Ba refuted the allegations and said she couldn’t understand Chinese.

Police later found six bottles of perfume hidden in Ba’s handbag that included Bulgari, Gucci, and Christian Dior, with a total value of RMB 4,400.

Ba was sentenced to six months in jail like Sun, but has also been fined RMB 1,000. Ba will also be deported upon release.

Photo: Xinmin

  • Zen my Ass

    Please, explain on which planet punching a cop right in the face is considered a petty crime.

  • Richard Guilbeault

    I have zero problem with the deportations. I don’t care who you are, if you’re visiting any other country you are a guest of that host nation. Stealing, getting into fights, clocking a cop in the face? Perp deserves to be kicked out. Wish more countries would do that. My only concern here would be the possibility of profiling or less than factual events leading to expulsion.

  • James Errington

    refute (v) 1. to prove to be false or erroneous, as an opinion or charge. 2. to prove (a person) to be in error.

  • Mihel

    First time I actually agree with how chinese government handles foreign policies.

    Provided there is factual evidence, dick foreigners should be kicked out of host countries.

  • WilliamVague

    Ba and Sun sound like Chinese names…

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