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Two Ghanaian Prison Guards Arrested for Aiding Escape Attempt of Chinese National

A pair of Ghanaian prison guards at a medium security facility near Accra have been arrested for trying to facilitate the escape of a Chinese national serving a one-year jail sentence. The two were caught on camera dropping off the ...

Three Suspects Arrested for Murder of Chinese Man in Angola

Three men were arrested on Friday for the murder of a Chinese national in a brazen daylight robbery two days earlier in the capital of Luanda.  The brutal act was captured on surveillance footage and serves as a grim reminder ...

South African Chinese Community Complains About Police Harassment

A video of South African police officers hitting someone filming them and forcibly arresting the person has gone viral on Chinese social media in South Africa. The video went viral after being shared online by the prominent journalist and social activist Yusuf ...

Thai Leader Debunks Idea of Hosting Chinese Police for Joint Patrols in Tourist Zones

Thailand’s Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin said the country would not be inviting Chinese police officers to patrol Thai tourist destinations after reports of such a plan sparked an outcry. Tourism officials had recently raised the idea of having Chinese and Thai ...

WEEK IN REVIEW: Solomon Islands Signs Police Cooperation Agreement With China

The Solomon Islands signed a police cooperation agreement with China, as part of upgrading their ties to a strategic comprehensive partnership. This resulted from a state visit by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare to Beijing, and follows alarm in the U.S. and Australia due to a joint security pact ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Joint Battlefield Training to Raise Pressure in South China Sea

The U.S. military will reportedly introduce joint combat training with the Philippines in June. Major General Marcus Evans, commander of the U.S. 25th Infantry Division, told the Associated Press that the training would increase the Philippine army’s ability to fight in challenging jungle conditions.
The training will run from June 1 to 10. At Manila’s request, the training will be held in Philippine territory for the first time. It will involve about 2,000 people ...

Is Ethiopia Planning a Joint Policing Center with China?

On Tuesday, the Chinese embassy to Ethiopia put out a press release outlining a meeting between Chen Zhiyuan, China’s Vice Minister of Public Security and the Ethiopian Federal Police Chief Commissioner General Demelash Gebre-Michael. The meeting was reportedly at the invitation of the Ethiopian government. ...

The Growing Influence of Chinese Policing in Africa

While joint military exercises between China and countries like South Africa draw controversy, much less attention is being paid to the role of policing in Africa-China relations. A fascinating new paper by the Africa-China security expert Paul Nantuyla maps the growing ...