Monday, May 15, 2023

Mystery Over Chinese Miners Killed in Central African Republic

 The New York Times published on 15 May 2023 an article titled "Mysterious Killing of Chinese Gold Miners Puts New Pressure on Beijing" by Nicole Hong and Elian Peltier.

In March, gunmen targeted Chinese gold miners in the Central African Republic, killing nine of them.  The government of the CAR blamed a local rebel group called the Coalition of Patriots for Change, which denied the charge and claimed the Russian mercenary organization, Wagner Group, was responsible.  Chinese officials are still investigating the attack as China struggles to protect its nationals in remote and dangerous locations in Africa.