The Department of Foreign Affairs said that Li Quin Liang and Li’s wife, Guo Jing, who work for the consulate’s visa section have been taken by the a security team from Beijing. They will undergo a full investigation and trial in their own countries.
DFA said once the couple reached the Cebu City police station they were questioned by police – but the couple requested diplomatic immunity which formally ended any questioning.
Under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic and Consular Relations, diplomats are immune from criminal jurisdiction in the host state – the Philippines and China have had a Consular Agreement between them since 2009.
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