Remember this pervert who was caught trying to rape a Chinese woman in Beijing in early May? According to this People’s Daily report, that Brit was deported yesterday.
What happened to rule of law? If the damning evidence is not enough to convict this perp, then let him be. Otherwise sentence him to whatever punishment he deserves. Deporting him now that the whole of China has seen what he has done and about to do next shows that the Chinese government is spineless, and more importantly, lacking respect for the rule of law. To the world, criminality seems to be negotiable in China. Wrong message, China. That is definitely not what China is aspiring to. Big mistake.
Am I missing something?
Remember Michael P. Fay? Even a tiny city state of Singapore could persist in her rule of law despite pressures from former President Clinton.
The person responsible for making the deportation decision must justify to the Chinese public why there was no trial.
[Update June 14, 2012]
See reader William’s insightful comments below.