Banned from China or Blacklisted ? Destroyed my Shanghai rented apartment

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    when I was in my early twenties (several years ago) I took a teaching job in Shanghai.

    Long story short, I ended up getting royally screwed by both my landlord and the school. The landlord was constantly lying and being a real jackass. He also kept trying to come into my apartment for “inspections” at least once a week, sometimes multiple times. Plus a lot of other BS things.

    By shear luck, I found out the school was trying to not to actually get me the long term visa I needed several days before my current one went out. My immediate superior also was a real *******.

    Anyway, I was very, very angry at the time and I knew I was going to be out of the country long before anyone could figure out what I did to the apartment. I was also going to be out a lot of money because of deposits and several months rent you have to pay in advance for apartments there. I knew there was no way that jackass would re-imburse me.

    Determined not to let the landlord make a profit off of me, I caused a significant amount of damage to the apartment. Holes in the wall, ripped up furniture, politically subversive drawings, his daughter drawn in unbecoming poses, rotten fish and organ water spilled on the floor and furniture, fish thrown in the vents, cracked the toilet and counters with a hammer. All this sums it up. It was bad.

    This was stupid, I know. I really shouldn’t have done it. But I was a kid and extremely frustrated.

    Even though I still have no intention of returning to China because of my bad experience, I would like to know how likely it is they have some record on me somewhere and are just waiting for me to hit the border. And if they do have this record, what kind of punishment would they plan on? Are we talking fines, jail, caning?

    In addition, would this also apply to Hong Kong, or just to the mainland?

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