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China supports the South-African government in efforts to control violence


Beijing: 17 July 2021 (TDI): During a Regular Press Conference on Friday, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian was asked about China’s stance or comments on the protests and demonstrations that have continued in several places in South Africa. These protests are triggering violence and riots and the Chinese nationals in South Africa have also been affected, and some Chinese nationals and employees of Chinese companies have suffered severe losses.

In his response, the spokesperson said that China is highly concerned about the latest development in South Africa and supports the South African government’s effort to stop violence and believes that under the leadership of President Ramaphosa, it will restore social order and economic stability at an early date.

He said Some Chinese nationals have suffered severe property damage and their life and safety have been seriously threatened. He expressed concern over that and shared that China has asked relevant departments of the South African government to step up the protection of Chinese nationals and companies in the country. He said The South African side has promised that they will ramp up efforts to protect the property and safety of Chinese nationals in South Africa.


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