Chinese tycoon barred from south Korea after allegedly sexually assaulting staff on his private jet
A South Korea court has upheld a previous decision to bar entry into the country by a Chinese businessman, following allegations that he sexually assaulted and harassed two South Korean staff members on his private jet.
According to a report on shanghaiist.com, Wang Hua, the chairman of Jeshing Group – a Nanjing-based conglomerate that specialises in home furnishing stores and real estate – had filed a lawsuit against the South Korean immigration service for banning him from entering the country.
Although South Korean investigators were able to prove the allegations, prosecution proceedings against Wang were halted after the two South Korean staff members dropped all charges against him.
South Korean immigration services then decided that there was enough evidence against him to bar him from ever entering South Korea.
Wang then filed a lawsuit against the head of the immigration office, arguing that the offences had taken place in China, and that barring him from entry would cause economic loss for South Korea, as he was planning on building a luxury hotel on the South Korean honeymoon island, Jeju.
Unswayed by his argument, the South Korean courts upheld the previous travel ban, ruling that “According to the prosecution’s investigation, it clearly explains the plaintiff molested the victims using his position at work. There is a concern that he could commit acts against public safety and the national interest if allowed into the country,”
Internet records show that the Jeshing Group currently operate a 2014-Build Dassault Falcon 7X (MSN 220) registered in the Cayman Islands as VP-CJS. It was delivered in August 2014, replacing a 2012-build Falcon 2000EX (MSN 242) which was also registered VP-CJS.
In 2013 The Sydney Morning Herald alleged that Wang had frequently flown into Australia on his Falcon, with suitcases stuffed with cash.
Images posted on aviation photography websites show Jeshing Group business jets visiting Melbourne, Sydney and Launceston, Australia.