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Rwandan Court’s Prison Sentence for Chinese Mining Boss Sparks Passionate Response Online

Hopewell Rugoho-Chin'ono is an award-winning journalist who is also an outspoken critic of Chinese mining company practices in Zimbabwe.

The Karongi Intermediate Court in Rwanda’s decision to hand down a hefty prison sentence on Tuesday to Chinese mining boss Sun Shujun for brutally beating his employees sparked an outpouring of emotion online.

“The Chinese are there mining the minerals and stealing the resources of their country and then treating the people like this. Shameful,” said one Twitter user whose views represented the mood of many.

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