Some people are born stupid, others…well..they work very hard at it.
A Chinese New Zealander who entered China illegally to see his elderly parents claims he was detained, chained and tortured for five days before being deported to Auckland.
Nick Wang, 52, a former Wellington- based Chinese newspaper editor, believes he has been black-listed by Beijing and said his application for a visa to visit his homeland had been declined 18 times in the last 10 years.
Desperate to see his sick 88-year-old father and 85-year-old mother one last time, he changed his name by deed poll to Whakakingi Danzangiin Gonpo – but still failed to get a visa under his new passport identity.
“I decided that the only way I could my parents again is to enter China illegally, through Mongolia,” said Mr Wang.
“It’s a big risk and I got caught, but that does not give them the right to treat me like an animal.”
He managed to get to his parents’ home in Hohhot, but was tracked down and arrested after three days.
Mr Wang alleged that for five days after being arrested, he was handcuffed, chained and interrogated at the Hohhot Detention Centre in Inner Mongolia.
Mr Wang said authorities would not let him rest or have a toilet break.
“I was not given a chance to call my family or lawyer, and they wouldn’t let me sleep,” he said.
Trying to sneak in illegally to a authoritarian country when you have had countless run is with their government before is seriously stupid. Bad enough you can;t travel on your own name, but to travel under a silly assumed name is just means any sympathy for you evaporates.
Comment was being sought from Chinese officials on his claims.
Oh I can imagine what they are going to say. “Uhm he in NZ according to our records never come to China, where his passport stamp? He never come here”.
What a whinger, he crept into their country illegally and now cries like a baby he got tortured? he should have taken his torture like a man.