Odd story of the day: A Singaporean man who has been overstaying in Beijing for six years escaped from a Chinese jail term by tampering with his passport so as to get repatriated. The story via the Straits Times:
Last year, his funds ran out. Unable to find employment, he decided to return but was worried that the Chinese authorities would jail him for overstaying there for more than five years,
Goh reckoned he had to commit an offence that is in breach of Singapore laws to be referred to the Singapore mission in Shanghai to avoid going to a Chinese prison. He downloaded an image of the Singapore Police crest from the Internet, and then got a roadside stall to create a seal with the crest and deliberately altered the expiry date of his passport to read Nov 21, 2015. He then let it slip to his landlord that his passport was false and was arrested by Chinese authorities.
He was then referred to the Singapore Mission in Shanghai and repatriated.