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Fiji Immigration keeps close eye on Chinese nationals

December 29, 2012 7:03 pm

The Director of Immigration Major Nemani Vuniwaqa says, the visa free entry for Chinese nationals is not to be blamed for the increased illegal activities involving Asian nationals.

The comment is in light of the recent increase in crime involving Chinese nationals.

The Immigration Department has even sent some nationals back, who’ve been caught on the wrong side of the law.

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Chinese nationals have allegedly been involved in various illegal activities in the country from prostitution, gambling to multi-million dollar drug cartels.

Since December 2007, people from China and Hong Kong have been exempt from visa requirements…but according to the authorities, it’s wrong to claim that the policy has opened the doors for the wrong people.

“We cannot put the issue on the no visa requirement for Asians. If that is happening it has to be proven. The issue is for us to nip it in the bud if it’s really happening we have to investigate into it.”

The Immigration Director adds his officers will continue to be vigilant on our borders and won’t hesitate to send people back if they step out of line.

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