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Investigation Identifies Security Lapses in Pakistan Terror Attack

An investigation into the attack that killed five Chinese nationals last month found serious lapses in security and a failure to adhere to standard security protocols. A three-member committee of the Pakistani government reported that the vehicle carrying the Chinese nationals ...

Second Chinese National Killed in the DR Congo This Week

A Chinese national was killed and another injured when their gold mining camp in northwestern Ituri province came under attack on Monday by armed bandits. Local police said the assailants made off with "a little money and a few grams of ...

Pakistan PM Tries to Reassure Chinese Workers They’ll be Safe, Promises ‘Fool-Proof’ Security Following Attack

Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif sought to reassure colleagues of five Chinese nationals killed last week in a terrorist attack that they will be safe working in the country. The Prime Minister traveled to the northwestern city of Dasu on Monday ...

Remains of Five Chinese Workers Killed in Pakistan Terror Attack Arrive in Wuhan

A Pakistani Air Force jet landed in the central Chinese city of Wuhan on Wednesday with the bodies of five workers killed in a killed a terrorist attack in northwest Pakistan. Chaudhry Salik Hussain, federal minister for overseas Pakistanis, accompanied the ...

Chinese Analysts Speculate About Who Was Behind Last Week’s Terrorist Attack in Pakistan and What Was the Motivation

There's been quite a bit of news coverage in China about last week's terrorist attack in Pakistan that killed five Chinese nationals and their local driver on a remote road in the northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Most of those stories, though, ...

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 ...

Chinese Engineer Kidnapped in Nigeria

A Chinese road engineer was kidnapped in Nigeria, and a member of his security detail was killed. The Chinese national is likely being held for ransom by a kidnapping gang, but no ransom has yet been demanded. The identity of the ...

Two Chinese Factories Closed Down in Angola for Safety Violations and Mistreatment of Workers

Angolan media reported that a Chinese metals processing factory was shuttered for operating without a license and polluting the water. In a separate case, 131 local workers were rescued from a Chinese plastics factory. The metals processing factory was allegedly not ...

Frantic Attempts to Rescue Seven Workers Trapped in Chinese Mine in Zambia

Zambian authorities are rushing to pump water and mud from a Chinese-owned mine in time to rescue five Zambian and two Chinese workers trapped underground. The workers were caught by an inrush of water on Monday at the Macrolink mine, about ...

Zambian and Chinese Miners Trapped Underground

Seven miners, including five Zambians and two Chinese nationals, are reportedly stuck in Zambia’s Chinese-owned Macrolink Mine.  The mine is still under construction and hasn’t been commissioned yet. The miners are trapped 235 meters below the surface by rising water. One ...