The BBC just lately traveled to the distant village of Tirodi in central India to talk with Wang Qi. Whereas Wang has made the most effective of his surprising predicament, marrying a neighborhood woman and beginning a household, he says he nonetheless needs he may journey dwelling to see his household in China.
Reporters had been in a position to facilitate a video chat between Wang and his 82-year-old brother dwelling in Shaanxi province. The 2 hadn’t seen one another in over half a century. “I could not acknowledge him. He seemed so outdated. He stated he was alive only for me,” Wang stated afterwards.
Wang’s standing is unclear. After being picked up by authorities in 1963, he spent the following seven years transferring between a lot of jails. When he was lastly launched, police escorted him to Tirodi village and informed him to start out a life there. Since then, he is been curiously denied official Indian paperwork and citizenship, in addition to the permission to journey again to China.
A decade in the past, he tried to acquire permission to go dwelling to go to his aged mom, however to no avail. She died in 2006 with out seeing her “favourite son” once more.
“There are not any suspicions about his actions. If he needs to return, we are going to attempt to assist him,” a neighborhood official informed the BBC when requested about Wang’s state of affairs.
In the long run, it seems that Wang’s case has largely simply been forgotten about by either side and misplaced in a maze of forms. An injustice that’s simpler to disregard than appropriate. Maybe, some publicity will assist him lastly get a long-awaited ticket again to China for a go to.