Il­le­gal for­eign worker ex­pelled

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - NATION - By HOU LIQIANG houliqiang@ chi­nadaily.com.cn

The for­eigner who knocked over a Chi­nese woman on Dec 2 re­ceived ad­min­is­tra­tive de­ten­tion and a fine and will be ex­pelled from China for work­ing here il­le­gally, Bei­jing po­lice said on Wed­nes­day.

The for­eigner was in­volved in an ac­ci­dent that was ini­tially re­ported as the Chi­nese woman in­ten­tion­ally throw­ing her­self in front of his mo­tor­bike with plans to ex­tort the for­eigner.

The re­ports aroused much at­ten­tion and be­came a hot topic on Sina Weibo, a pop­u­lar mi­cro-blog­ging ser­vice. Many ne­ti­zens crit­i­cized the woman, say­ing she “lost face for all Chi­nese”.

The po­lice found later by check­ing video taken at the ac­ci­dent site that the for­eigner did knock the woman down on Dec 3, which changed pub­lic opin­ion.

The po­lice said on Wed­nes­day that the for­eigner broke traf­fic rules by rid­ing an un­li­censed mo­tor­bike with­out a driv­ing li­cense, giv­ing another per­son a ride while un­li­censed and go­ing against traf­fic.

The man re­ceived seven days of ad­min­is­tra­tive de­ten­tion and was fined 1,500 yuan ($247) for break­ing the traf­fic rules, the po­lice said.

No in­for­ma­tion about the man’s name, na­tion­al­ity or age was given.

The po­lice also found dur­ing their in­ves­ti­ga­tion that the man and his fa­ther were work­ing in Bei­jing with­out per­mis­sion.

For work­ing in China il­le­gally, the young man re­ceived another five days ad­min­is­tra­tive de­ten­tion and a fine of 5,000 yuan, while his fa­ther re­ceived 14 days of ad­min­is­tra­tive de­ten­tion and a fine of 10,000 yuan, ac­cord­ing to a post on the po­lice of­fi­cial mi­cro blog.

In ad­di­tion, both the man and his fa­ther will be ex­pelled from China, the po­lice said.

The po­lice also said the com­pany that em­ployed the fa­ther and son will be fined 20,000 yuan. The com­pany’s name was not re­leased.

The po­lice called on for­eign­ers in China to abide by lo­cal laws. The po­lice will pro­tect the rights and in­ter­ests of for­eign­ers ac­cord­ing to the law and se­cure the safety of their work and life in Bei­jing, and will in­ves­ti­gate and pun­ish those who vi­o­late Chi­nese laws, and en­sure good so­cial or­der in the cap­i­tal, the post said.

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