Chris Wang, fiancée of 73-year-old actor Lee Lung-kei, faces charges of falsifying educational background and using fake certificates, bail application denied

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    20th February 2024 – (Hong Kong) Chris Wang, the 36-year-old unmarried fiancée of 73-year-old actor Lee Lung-kei, found herself in legal trouble as she faced six charges, including overstaying her residency and using counterfeit documents. Today (20th), she was brought before the Shatin Magistrates’ Court for a hearing. Wang appeared in court looking visibly fatigued. Although the defence team sought bail on her behalf, their request was rejected by the judge. The case has been adjourned to 16th April for further proceedings, but Wang will file a bail review application on 28th February (next Wednesday).

    According to the prosecution, Wang is accused of falsely claiming to possess a Master’s degree in Engineering from Leiden University when she applied for an entry permit in 2019. Furthermore, she is alleged to have used other fraudulent graduation certificates. In addition to these charges, Wang is said to have overstayed her residency in Hong Kong for a total of three years and nine months on two separate occasions.

    The accused, Chris Wang, faces six charges, including making false statements to obtain an entry permit, using counterfeit documents, possessing counterfeit documents, and making false statements to the Director of Immigration. She is also charged with two counts of breaching the conditions of her stay. Wang appeared in court today, wearing her hair in a ponytail and a black coat while wearing a face mask. Her demeanour was one of fatigue. The prosecution stated that they were prepared to hear the defendant’s plea, but the defence requested an adjournment to allow for the acquisition of documents and the provision of legal advice to the defendant. Despite the defence team’s application for bail, it was ultimately denied by the judge. Lee Lung-kei did not appear in court. He revealed to the media yesterday that he is currently in Guangzhou for filming purposes but will have his lawyer, Paul Sze, handle the legal proceedings.

    Sze was not present in court today, and instead, a lawyer named Kong, who works with Tse, represented Wang. When leaving the courthouse, Kong explained that Tse was unable to attend due to being occupied with other matters but declined to comment on Chris Wang’s mental state. The charges against Wang include making false statements to obtain an entry permit and using counterfeit documents. It is alleged that on 23rd October, 2019, she made false statements during her application for an entry permit, claiming to have been awarded a Master’s degree in Engineering from Leiden University. Wang is also accused of using three counterfeit graduation certificates from Pacific States Aviation.

    Regarding the charges of breaching the conditions of her stay and making false statements to the Director of Immigration, it is alleged that on 26th March, 2023, Wang violated the condition that allowed her to stay in Hong Kong only until 9th February, 2020. Additionally, she is accused of making false statements to the Director of Immigration by entering Hong Kong via the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge a few days before 26th March. Another charge of breaching the conditions of her stay and possessing counterfeit documents pertains to Wang overstaying beyond the allowed period until 24th April, 2023. She is also accused of possessing three counterfeit copies of graduation certificates that appear to be issued by Pacific States Aviation.