Irish Chinese Ms. LI Yinglei has been reported missing in the Mediterranean cruise ship since mid-February, it brings about plenty of concerns within Chinese community in both Ireland and Europe. Mr. YANG Zunhai, the president of Overseas Chinese Service Center (Dublin) and Ms PU Ying, the lawyer of legal assistance group of OCSC (Dublin) got in touch with the legal assistance center of Overseas Chinese Service Center (Rome) as soon as Ms Li’s missing was reported. In order to bring justice to victims, they made effort to seek out professional and legal help. During that period, plenty of information and support of enthusiastic Chinese people were received. Finally, Overseas Chinese Service Center (OCSC) successfully got contact with Ms LI Yinglei’s family in China and immediately provided them with help in terms of their visa application to Italy, thanks to the cooperation between OCSC (Dublin) and OCSC (Rome).
Ms LI Yinglei’s family has gotten tremendous help both in living and law from Chinese Embassy in Italy and Overseas Chinese Service Center in Italy as soon as they arrived. Mr. Wu, the counselor of Chinese Embassy in Rome, Ms CHEN Zhengxi, the president of Overseas Chinese Service Center (Rome), Mr. ZENG Bufeng, the vice president of Overseas Chinese Service Center (Rome) and Ms DONG Lifang, the legal advisor of Overseas Chinese Service Center (Rome), formed a lawyer team to provide legal assistance for Ms Li’s family. Also, accompanied with lawyers, Ms LI Yinglei’s family met with prosecutor in Rome and paid visit to two children of Mr Li in charity house. Currently, Ms LI Yingfang’s mother has authorized her lawyer to deal with this case and judicial investigations are underway.