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Ecuador to Impose Visas for Chinese Tourists Amid Influx

Ecuador said Tuesday it would soon begin temporarily requiring visas for Chinese citizens after it noted a "worrying increase" in the number who overstay their authorized time in the country. Starting July 1, Quito will suspend the bilateral agreement that had ...

Rogue Angolan Police Allegedly Extorted Money From Suspected Chinese Bitcoin Miners

Nearly two dozen Angolan police officers raided a suspected Chinese bitcoin mining operation outside of Luanda on Tuesday, violently forcing their way past security guards to enter the premises. Once inside, the police were confronted by the Chinese factory managers who ...

China Says Hopes ICC Will Be ‘Objective’ After Warrants Sought for Israel, Hamas Leaders

China said Tuesday it hoped the International Criminal Court would uphold an "objective" position after a prosecutor requested arrest warrants for leaders from Israel, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and the Islamist movement Hamas. The International Criminal Court's prosecutor Karim Khan ...

China Says ‘Issued a Warning’ to U.S. Navy Ship in South China Sea

Beijing's military on Friday said it had tailed and issued a warning to a U.S. Navy ship in the disputed South China Sea, just days after the same vessel sparked China's ire by sailing through the Taiwan Strait. Beijing claims almost ...

Chinese-Run Gold Mines in Niger Ordered Shut After Animals Die

Several gold mines in northern Niger managed by a Chinese company were ordered to temporarily close after dozens of animals died from drinking wastewater, local authorities told AFP on Sunday. Herders around the town of Tabelot had pointed to Sahara SARL's ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Philippine President Ramps Up Rhetoric as Local Attitudes Harden

The President of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., told soldiers to be ready for any conflict amid a potential overlap of his country’s tensions with China in the South China Sea and growing tensions between China and Taiwan.
Speaking to troops at a base in the northern Isabela province on Monday, Marcos said: “The external threat now has become more pronounced, has become more worrisome, and that is why we have to ...

Anger Erupts in Nigeria Over Chinese Supermarket’s Alleged Discrimination Against Local Customers

Nigerian consumer protection authorities shuttered a Chinese supermarket in the capital Abuja in response to a video that went viral over the weekend. The video seemingly shows the store refusing entry to Black customers. The Royal Choice supermarket is located inside the ...

The Long Arm of Chinese Law Enforcement in Southeast Asia

Two China Eastern planes chartered by the Ministry of Public Security arrived in Wuhan from Cambodia on Sunday carrying the last batch of 680 telecom fraud suspects apprehended in a joint Sino-Cambodian police operation earlier this month. Soon after they disembarked, ...

More Than 800 Suspected Scammers Arrested in Myanmar-China Joint Operation

More than 800 people suspected of being cross-border scammers were arrested in a joint police operation by Myanmar and China, the junta and Beijing's embassy in Yangon said on Monday. Scam compounds have flourished in Myanmar, staffed by citizens from China ...

Pakistan Steps up Security for Chinese Workers After Bombing

By Shrouq TARIQ Pakistan ramped up security guarding Chinese engineers building Beijing-linked projects in the nation's northwest, an official said Wednesday, a day after five workers were killed in a suicide bombing. Beijing is Islamabad's ...

Beijing Calls on Pakistan to Find Those Responsible for Terrorist Attack That Killed 5 Chinese Nationals

The Chinese government called on Pakistan to launch an investigation and "severely punish" the culprits behind Tuesday's terrorist attack that killed five Chinese nationals and their local driver in the northern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province. The six victims were in a convoy on their way ...
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