“I want to see your elections with campaign flags flying all over the place. Taiwan and China are one country. How can you arrest me for illegal entry?”
-GUO JIYONG, CROSS-STRAIT PADDLER.
The 35-year-old Guo Jiyong paddled himself three kilometers from Fujian province to the offshore Taiwanese island of Quemoy, apparently taking the mainland’s claims over Taiwan at face value. Guo is currently in the process of being repatriated back to mainland China.
In May, a Hunan native also rowed himself to Taiwan’s Kinmen Island, in order to defect to Taiwan’s Kuomintang Party.