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Angolan Police Arrest 8 in Raid on Chinese-run Bitcoin Mining Operation

Eight Chinese nationals were arrested and servers and other equipment were seized by Angolan authorities during a raid on a Chinese-led illegal bitcoin mining operation hidden in a brick factory in Kwanza Norte Province. (AFRICAN OVERSEAS CHINESE NEWS - in Chinese)

A Chinese Giant’s Complicity in South Africa’s Corruption Disaster

Anyone who knows a South African will be amply aware that the country is currently undergoing economically ruinous rolling blackouts labeled ‘loadshedding.’ Even if you don’t know them, South Africans are liable to follow you down the street, foam-flecked and shouting about Eskom, the corruption-addled ...

South African Rail Company Puts Out Tender to Fix Faulty Chinese-Made Trains

South Africa’s state railway company Transnet has put out a tender for any company that can fix non-operational Chinese-made locomotives acquired under a corrupt deal. The original manufacturer of the locomotives, China Railway Rolling Stock Corp (CRRC), refused to ...

3 Chinese Nationals Arrested in DRC For Allegedly Murdering a Compatriot

A trio of suspected Chinese "bandits" were made to pose in front of a stash of weapons and cash seized by military authorities in the southern DRC province of Lualaba. Authorities claim the three extorted the money from a fellow Chinese ...

Chinese Embassy Calls for Retreat from Nigeria’s Kaduna State

The Chinese embassy in Nigeria called for Chinese citizens to leave Kaduna state due to ongoing criminal attacks and kidnappings. This is only the latest such warning from the embassy, and Chinese diplomats have also met with Nigerian security officials to ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Top State Department Official Says China’s Debt Relief Offer to Sri Lanka is “Not Enough”

Another senior U.S. diplomat has accused China of not doing enough to resolve Sri Lanka’s debt renegotiation, a sign that the island’s financial crisis is increasingly being framed geopolitically.
U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Victoria Nuland said: “What China has offered so far is not enough. We need to see credible and specific assurances that they will meet the IMF standard of debt relief.”

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Chinese National Killed, Two Others Injured When Gunman Opened Fire in a Karachi Dental Clinic

Pakistani authorities now believe that a gunman "singled out and targeted" an ethnically Chinese-owned dental clinic in Karachi in an attack that killed one and injured two. Police say all three of the ...

Chinese Embassy in Nigeria Issues Urgent Security Warning: Kidnappers “Stalking” Chinese Nationals

The Chinese embassy in Nigeria issued an alarming warning this weekend to some of its nationals in the country, urging them to evacuate immediately so as to avoid abduction. The embassy sent alerts that bandits are "stalking Chinese citizens and ...

Chinese Embassy Meets With DRC Ministries About Attacks

The Chinese embassy in the Democratic Republic of Congo convened a meeting this weekend with several Congolese government ministries, including the ministries of Foreign Affairs, Defense, Interior, as well as immigration officials and the General Administration of the Police, to discuss ongoing attacks against Chinese residents in ...

Chinese Business Community in the Philippines Terrorized by Brutal Kidnappings

The president of the Chinese chamber of commerce in the Philippines is pleading for authorities to do more to protect the local Chinese community following a spate of recent kidnappings. Lujin Ang Shengcheng (卢金·昂声称) said at least 56 people have been abducted in the ...

Why the U.S. Shouldn’t Be Surprised About China’s Close Ties With DRC Mining Companies

U.S. officials in Washington and Kinshasa are apparently disappointed, according to a new investigation by the Paris-based Africa Intelligence, that they’ve failed to dislodge China from its dominance of the Congolese mining industry, particularly in strategically important metals like cobalt.
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