Most foreigners in China assume that the worst that can happen to them if they break the law, is that they are kicked out of China. But that is quickly changing.
Last year an American was thrown into jail for several years because he set up a huge fake-DVD trade between China and the US (and when he gets out he will be tried in the US as well….).
But also for smaller offences, such as hitting a police man while you are drunk can have serious consequences. And Indian guy found this out the hard way. He hit a police man on the nose, thereby fracturing his nose bone. The result: The Shanghai no. 1 Intermediate People’s Court sentenced him to 6 months in jail today. (source: Shanghai Daily)