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U.S. and India Could Be Behind Anti-Chinese Terrorist Attack in Pakistan: Chinese Expert

A prominent Chinese expert on South Asia said the United States and India may have been involved in the suicide bombing that killed three Chinese employees of the Confucius Center in Karachi, Pakistan.  Liu Zongyi, the Secretary-General ...

Pakistan’s PM Vows “Exemplary Punishment” For Those Who Killed Three Chinese in Karachi Bomb Attack

Pakistan's new Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif paid a condolence visit to the Chinese embassy in Islamabad on Tuesday. He vowed revenge against those responsible for a suicide bombing in Karachi that killed three Chinese nationals earlier in the day. ...

When It Comes to Security in Africa, the U.S. and China Have More in Common Than Many Think

The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee is currently hearing testimony from U.S. generals about U.S.-led security in the Middle East and Africa. Not surprisingly, the hearings are portraying China’s African priorities as opposed in all respects to those of the United States. However, there may ...

Latest Al-Shabab Attack in Kenya Prompts High-Level Security Talks With China’s Ambassador

High-level talks between three Kenyan ministers and Chinese ambassador Zhou Pingjian took place at the Interior Ministry in Nairobi on Tuesday to discuss the worsening security situation in Lamu county where Chinese contractors have been the victims of recent terrorist attacks.

Oil, Terrorism High on the Agenda During Chinese Ambassador’s Meeting With Nigerien President

China's ambassador to Niger Jiang Feng met this week with President Mohamed Bazoum for talks about Monday's release of two Chinese gold miners who had been held captive for the past nine months and the new 1,950 km Niger-Benin pipeline that Chinese ...

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China’s Ambassador to Mali Gives Public Show of Support As Bamako Faces Growing International Isolation

Ambassador Chen's meeting with Mali's national police chief is particularly notable in light of Bamako's growing isolation in the international community. Mali is currently facing sanctions from the West African regional organization ECOWAS with the support of France, the United States and the European Union.

WEEK IN REVIEW: Mounting Anxieties About the Security of Chinese Personnel in Nigeria

Officials from China's powerful Ministry of Public Security met last week with Chinese diplomats in Nigeria and expatriate business leaders to discuss how to better protect Chinese personnel and enterprises operating in the country. More than 120 people, including Ambassador Cui Jianchun, attended the special meeting. It's the ...

Q&A: How Illegal Chinese Logging Fuels the Islamic Insurgency in Mozambique

This Spring’s crackdown on illegal mining activities in Ghana, including by some Chinese nationals, and the recent high-profile incidents of illicit mining by Chinese companies in the eastern DR Congo have put a spotlight on the issue of unregulated Chinese resource extraction in other ...

Terrorists in Pakistan Again Target Chinese Nationals in What’s Become an Unprecedented Challenge For the Belt and Road

Residents of the Pakistani port city of Gwadar gathered this weekend to mourn the death of two children killed on Friday by a suicide bomber who once again targeted Chinese nationals. A group called the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) claimed responsibility for the attack, the third ...

Fearful of an Attack, Namibian Police Increase Protection of Chinese Nationals and Businesses

Chinese and Namibian authorities are sufficiently concerned about the possibility of a "terrorist attack" that regional Namibian police have been ordered to tighten security for Chinese nationals and businesses operating in the country. Namibia's police Inspector General Sebastian Ndeitunga said the move ...
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