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Drastic plastic

Drastic plastic

Not too many people are proud of their passport photo, but for one Chinese woman it became a serious issue. Xinmin Evening News reports the case of a Chinese lady (not named) who had gone to South Korea for cosmetic surgery. This in itself is not unusual: Korean plastic surgeons have become known as among the best in the business, and some Chinese women are keen on attaining the trendy ‘Korean look’, thanks to the popularity of that country’s soap operas. However, having gained her Korean visage, the woman was denied entry by immigration officers at Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport. Officers failed to recognise her against her passport picture. After an investigation she was finally allowed through, but was told to update her photo.

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