Explanation defies logic.
Doesn’t help us to understand the sheer stupidity of German Police, language barrier or not.
Surely a quick check on the visa entry in his passport (China PRC passports go through stringent pre-arrival checks) would have resolved all. Normally requests for asylum are made at points of entry or soon after.
Germany is supposed to have advanced technology and every police station or regional police station has Schengen data to guide them.
Defies logic in my mind.
Sorry I don’t wish to offend any Germans but come on….. if the story is reported correctly. It was after all in the Daily Mail. Dah!!!
Tourist was a bit dim to sign papers he did not understand. But then he is from a Communist regime where you sign anything to keep things smooth.