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Chinese Embassy in DR Congo Introduces New Measures to Protect Its People From Rising Crime and Insecurity

Worsening security conditions in the Democratic Republic of Congo is prompting the Chinese embassy in Kinshasa to ask all Chinese nationals in the country to add their contact details to a new WeChat registration system so that they can be easily contacted in the event of an emergency.

This follows months of increased attacks on Chinese nationals. This week has seen three such incidents in the southeastern city of Lubumbashi alone. Six Chinese employees were injured when a company was robbed, and Chinese nationals were targeted in two different robbery attacks.

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