Mr Cirk was eventually taken to the hospital suffering from physical exhaustion, according to Hunan TV. He told the channel he had met Ms Zhang through a messaging app two months before and that they had planned for him to visit her.
Ms Zhang, 26, reportedly got in touch with the TV channel the day after to report her side of the story, explaining she "thought it was a joke". She told Hunan TV: “We had advanced our romantic relationship but later he seemed a little callous towards me.
“One day he sent me a photo of air tickets abruptly and I thought it was a joke. He didn't contact me later.”
Source: Independent UK