Chinese man seeking ‘freedom and equality’ says he travelled to Taiwan in dinghy

The man told police he arrived in a 2.6m rubber dinghy he bought online

A Chinese man seeking “freedom and equality” has said he travelled undetected to Taiwan in a dinghy through the heavily patrolled Taiwan strait, according to authorities.

Taichung Port police officers detained the man, surnamed Zhou, after they received reports of a man behaving suspiciously near the docks. A police spokesperson said Zhou told officers he had travelled from Quanzhou in Fujian province, in a 2.6m long rubber dinghy he’d bought online, powered by an outboard motor.

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