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Hanoi (VNA) – A Chinese national was jailed for two years for “fabricating an organisation’s document” under Article 341 of the 2015 Penal Code, the People’s Court of Hanoi ruled at a first-instance trial on October 8.

Li Ye Sheng, 50, will be deported from Vietnam after completing his prison sentence.

Li was found having illegal lived in Vietnam since early 2020 after local police inspected a house in Dai Mo Street in Hanoi’s Nam Tu Liem district, where he rented a room, last December. During the check, he presented identity documents in the name of Le Nghiep Sinh from Quang Ninh which were suspected as false papers, so he was taken into custody by the police.

The Chinese migrant later admitted to unlawfully enter Vietnam in February 2020. He was then employed by a Vietnamese company in Hanoi.

Wanting to live and work permanently in Vietnam, Li purchased a fraudulent ID card and driver’s licence from a person, whose identity remains unknown, on social network for 11.5 million VND (504.8 USD) in May 2020 and used them to fake his identity as a Vietnamese.

Li speaks Vietnamese so fluently that none of his acquaintances, including his landlord and co-workers, realized he is not Vietnamese./.