Following the successful conclusion of the 2016 Parinama Shanghai Open, the organizing committee has been alerted about a case of age fraud in the International Youth 21 Ballroom event. After further investigation, Cong Xian Xie & Yu Ting Luo (China - Guangdong) have been found guilty of manipulating their age and submitting fake identification. As a result, they will be subjected to the following penalties: 1. Immediate disqualification and nullification of related marks and ranking 2. Withdrawal of trophies, cash award, and certificates 3. One year suspension from Parinama Shanghai Open
In accordance with Article 280, Paragraph 3 of the Criminal Law of the People's Republic of China, people caught forging and tampering with Identity Cards may be sentenced to up to seven years imprisonment, criminal detention, and control or deprivation of political rights. On that note, the committee hopes everyone can abide by and respect the law. Trainers/teachers/captains should be responsible for supervising and educating the competitors under their care, especially underage dancers.
Considering the aforementioned couple's remorseful and cooperative attitude, timely return of awards, submission of written apology, and young age, the committee has made the decision not to pursue legal action against them but the penalties will be imposed effective immediately. Not only did they break the law and competed under false pretences, they have also caused undue issues and follow-up work.
Parinama Shanghai Open was created for the benefit of competitors. With transparency, fairness, and impartiality at its core, the committee holds a zero tolerance attitude when it comes to dishonest behaviour. We hope this incident can serve as a warning for everyone and call for joint efforts in making the values of transparency, fairness, and impartiality the foundation of all competitions.
Organizing Committee Parinama Shanghai Open 2016.11.11Attachment: Updated Results Attachment: Apology Letter