Information on whether civilian maritime officers (as opposed to non-commisioned seamen) are subject to penalties for ship desertion, and if so, on the penalties, both in law and practice [CHN22742.E]

Information on the above-mentioned subjects could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

The Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs [Canberra]. January 1990-January 1995.

China Focus [Princeton, NJ]. January 1993-November 1995.

The China Journal [Canberra]. July 1995.

China Rights Forum [New York]. Spring 1993-Fall 1995.

DIRB country file. September 1993-Present.

FBIS Daily Reports. January 1991-December 1995.

On-line searches.

Oral sources.