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Don’t Shoot Your Employees and Don’t Pay Bribes Are Among the Chinese Embassy in Namibia’s Recommendations on How Expatriates Should Behave Better

HEADLINE TRANSLATION: A compilation of consular cases at the Chinese embassy in Namibia

The Chinese embassy in Namibia really wants its overseas compatriots who live and work in the country to improve their behavior. And to help them, the embassy this week published on its WeChat page a rather illuminating list of eight examples of recent transgressions committed by Chinese nationals in Namibia and what they should have done instead.

This kind of communication between an embassy and its overseas nationals in Africa, in Chinese, is fascinating because it’s so radically different from the defensive, often aggressive rhetoric that embassies convey when they communicate in English.

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