Russia demanded from China to explain the verification of mobile phones of Russians
The Consulate General of Russia in the Chinese city of Guangzhou sent a diplomatic note with a request to explain why the Russians check the contents of mobile phones when crossing the Chinese border. It is reported by TASS with reference to the attache of the Consulate General Grigory Kolyshkin. According to him, the Russian side is now figuring out what laws regulate such measures, what are the criteria of compromising information and a list of grounds for checking phones.
The Consulate General of Russia in Guangzhou reported on May 27 that when entering or transiting through China’s international airports, the migration authorities of the country selectively check whether the visa issued to the Russians corresponds to the purposes of entry. To do this, we study the content of cell phones: video and photo materials, electronic documents, correspondence in the programs of quick messaging WeChat, WhatsApp, Viber, etc.
If such information is found, the person is transferred to a special room where he will be until the next return flight. Meals are provided once. Subsequently, the Chinese authorities may prohibit the offender from entering the country.