China Losing Patience with Foreigners, Starting to Deport Them for Petty CrimesPosted: 01/25/2015 12:00 am
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.