Foreigner on Motorbike Who Hit Lady to be Deported

The expat motorbiker who ran into a pedestrian and became the latest poster boy for bad expat behavior is to be deported, along with his father, according to reports.

The latest in the bizarre tale that began when original reports claimed the expat was the victim of an extortion scheme is that in investigating his paperwork it was discovered he did not have a license for his bike, nor proper working papers.

The investigation also netted his father. The two are reportedly once part-owners of two well-known Sanlitun eateries that we'll leave unnamed pending confirmation.

With rumors swirling of another crackdown on foreigners, it's a good idea for all of you to brush up on your adherence to Chinese law, here are some tips to ensure you're nice and legal when riding on the roads and working in the city:

1. If you don't have a driver's license, stop driving and get one
2. If your vehicle is unregistered, stop driving and get one
3. If you are working illegally, go on strike until your employer gives you the proper paperwork.

 

Comments

On top of the no visa and license issue, theres actually footage of him running into the pedestrian!

http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNjQ3MzI2NjEy.html

http://weibo.com/iahz88
http://u.youku.com/Iahz88

I find it very curious that this unlucky man has been deported. I have numerous friends who've been caught driving above the legal limit of .02 (but well below the American/European limit of .08), or driving an unregistered motorbike with no license. None of them were deported or faced deportation proceedings. Perhaps he was deported because of the illegal employment? That's fair enough, I imagine it would get you deported in most countries. But why did the police investigate? Because it had become a cause celbre? Because he wouldn't pay off the woman? I hope there is follow up, I'm very interested in this story.

(By the way, I don't give a rat's ass if there is a typo in my comment.)

He got deported because it made the news--and it first made the news by making the Chinese woman look bad. Now that it's clearly the foreigner's fault, "action must be taken" and "we must pay attention to the laws". This is all about "face".

Doubt wisely; in strange way / To stand inquiring right is not to stray; / To sleep, or run wrong, is. (Donne, Satire III)

Hmm... I commented on another article sometime ago about the recent downturn in TBJ's quality of writing (meaning writing style AND proofreading), and I was taken to task by "standards".

Standards, where are you? Who, if not you, will tell these posters to just stop reading TBJ if they're so bothered by the errors?

Or...

Perhaps TBJ could get a proofreader?

Doubt wisely; in strange way / To stand inquiring right is not to stray; / To sleep, or run wrong, is. (Donne, Satire III)

This guy could be getting investigated by a private dick or two during his two weeks in prison Air kiss

Two weeks in the big house for his dad too, thta's going to test parental love to the limit!

20k fine for their employers too, would be interesting to know what they were up to and who they were working for.

britomart wrote:

He got deported because it made the news--and it first made the news by making the Chinese woman look bad. Now that it's clearly the foreigner's fault, "action must be taken" and "we must pay attention to the laws". This is all about "face".

 

that's not really the case

the punishment was meted out exactly to the letter of the law

From what I understand, he hit the lady, undisputed. There's no fine/punishment for that other than paying the hospital bills.

However he was driving without a drivers' license

And apparently on an unregistered vehicle

and during the investigation it was found that he was working without a work permit

it's the working without a permit that carries the deportation charge

Books by current and former Beijinger staffers

http://astore.amazon.com/truerunmedia-20

Ah. Well. That does make more sense than the illegal driving thing leading to deportation. When I went back and read the article more closely, I saw the reference to the working papers buried in there. I think it was the headline and then comments by other readers that made me assume it was directly linked to the incident with the lady, when I guess that was only the spark that fired off this whole messy chain of events.

Doubt wisely; in strange way / To stand inquiring right is not to stray; / To sleep, or run wrong, is. (Donne, Satire III)

But what's with "the investigation." I got pulled over, no motorcycle license, over the limit. They took me back to the precinct house, confiscated my license for six months, but actually let me drive my motorocycle away because I was so clearly not drunk and they were very nice about the whole thing. But at no time was there an investigation of what I'm doing here or questions asked as to my employment.

Honestly, I still think it's the fact that it made the news in such a big way... Otherwise it would be been like Brooklynnative--a token application of the law, but no further investigation.

Doubt wisely; in strange way / To stand inquiring right is not to stray; / To sleep, or run wrong, is. (Donne, Satire III)

OK, 4 days have passed since this story was posted, and still no update as to "two well-known Sanlitun eateries that we'll leave unnamed pending confirmation." Enough time should have passed for sources to be confirmed and readers informed.

Add new comment