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China Demands Strict Action over Mining Ruckus in Kyrgyzstan

Mining News - Published on Tue, 13 Aug 2019

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Eurasia Net reported that the Chinese Embassy in Bishkek issued a statement on August 6 characterizing a confrontation at the Solton-Sary field in Naryn province the night before as an attack by Kyrgyz villagers on the state-owned Zhong Ji company operating a mine there. It said “Villagers illegally invaded the territory of the Chinese company and assaulted employees, as a result of which dozens of Chinese citizens were injured. The embassy has demanded Kyrgyzstan fully investigate the incident and strictly punish perpetrators.”

Around 300 residents had arrived at the mine August 5 demanding that the Chinese company cease work and leave the region. After that, the villagers and the Zhong Ji employees began throwing stones at one another. Doubts about this characterization of events were prompted by a Health Ministry bulletin that accounted for 19 Chinese but only one Kyrgyz being admitted to the hospital in Naryn. A further nine Chinese nationals were seeking treatment in Bishkek, the Health Ministry

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Posted By : Sanju Moirangthem on Tue, 13 Aug 2019
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