Would like to get our forum views on a question posed when filling Visa / Work Permit application for China.
My friend, an Indian citizen was on a US business visit during 2009 got caught by US police for drunk & drive and was given a ticket with a warning in the state of california. The matter got closed. Therefter he travelled again to US on business trips and was not asked anything in this regards by anyone at Airport... in short these subsequent visits were smooth.
Today he is writing a chinese workpermit application and has to answer a question:
Do you have any criminal record in any country.
We need an advise... Whether Drunk and drive ticket qualifies to be called criminal record from Work permit perspective, Would chinese authorities search the online records and treat this as a new offence if we answer YES, What should be the best possible way out...