A german passportholder from southern Germany has been given death sentence in Xiamen today - full story here: quote FROM AFP China sentences German to death for double killing A Chinese court has sentenced a German national to death for double murder, Berlin said on Wednesday (Aug 20), vowing to do all it can to stop his execution. BERLIN: A Chinese court has sentenced a German national to death for double murder, Berlin said on Wednesday (Aug 20), vowing to do all it can to stop his execution. A court in Xiamen, Fujian province, on Tuesday sentenced the man to death, a foreign ministry spokesman told a press conference. The man has not been named. It is thought to be the first time in modern history China has imposed the ultimate punishment against a German, and a rare case of a Chinese death sentence against a European. Germany opposes capital punishment, especially when it comes to its own citizens, and will do everything it can to get the sentence withdrawn, spokesman Martin Schaefer said. He added that the ruling does not have force of law until it is confirmed by a higher court in Beijing, and that it can still be challenged. German news agency DPA reported that the 36-year-old man from the southern German state of Bavaria killed his Venezuelan former girlfriend and her new partner with a hammer and a knife on a street in Xiamen in 2010, then failed in a suicide attempt. The Intermediate People's Court in Xiamen confirmed only that a German man was sentenced to death Tuesday for murder without giving his name or any further details. "The German government categorically opposes all forms of capital punishment... and this of course applies all the more so when German nationals are threatened with the death penalty abroad," Schaefer said. "Therefore, I can assure you that the federal government will do everything within its power with the aim that this sentence ... if at all possible, is not carried out or that it is changed".UNQUOTE
In generally we must be aware that CHINA PRISON is NO FUN. For foreigners it is even much more NO FUN. Okay prison everywhere in the world is NO FUN at all. If you have been put into prison there shall be some reasons (at least in 75%). This man killing 2 people on the street with a hammer & a knife - mmhhhhhh doesn't sound too much being a "nice guy" - at least he was able to do something LIKE THAT - that needs a certain kind of very destructive nature in general. Surely the idea getting the brain blown out by bullets from some chinese policemen is not very delighting. Also facing the HANGMAN (who will def. enjoy doing his job on a gweilo) also not so nice.
Sending him back to Germany & serving life sentence there seems the best alternative for that guy (food is better - he will understand the TV - some relatives will be able to visit him).
ONE ISSUE EVERYBODY NEED TO LEARN FROM THIS: Be careful how YOU behave in a country like CHINA - this is different from what you expect to get in RETURN if things go WRONG, compared with the place you are originally coming from..................only if coming from NORTH KOREA - China maybe is still like a heaven.............................