A Hunan man has been detained by Taiwanese marine police after he rowed over from Xiamen to Taiwan’s Kinmen Island on a makeshift boat put together with several styrofoam boards, using badminton racquets as oars. After spending a good five over hours rowing across the straits, the man looked clearly exhausted as he was intercepted by the police. He says he made the journey with the aim of defecting over to Taiwan and join the Kuomintang. Taiwanese authorities however are unlikely to grant the man asylum and are expected to deport him back to the Chinese mainland. We dread to think what will happen to him when he returns to the embrace of the motherland.