By Megan Delaire. Jesse Konrad, a Carleton University student studying business in China, no longer faces immediate imprisonment and deportation thanks to help from family, friends and strangers in Ottawa. But his struggle isn’t quite over.
As of Friday, Konrad had until Monday to pay a $2,000 US fine for studying in China for 42 days with an expired visa. However, on Monday that deadline was extended by two weeks after the Konrads were able to show authorities in China they were serious about paying the fine through their use of the crowdsourcing website GoFundMe. More...