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Posted by Eric Mu on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 1:41 PM
Qilu Evening News, February 23, 2011
Ji'nan-based Qilu Evening News highlights the news of 83 Chinese workers' safe exit from riot-hit Libya, connecting it to China's increased effort to evacuate its overseas citizens from danger areas in recent years.
According to the report, around 30 thousand Chinese citizens currently living in Libya, most of them oil workers and construction workers. As the disorder drags on, risk to their life and property is mounting.
On February 20th, a camp of a Zhejiang construction company was broken into and looted by rioters; thousands of workers living there were robbed and forced to leave. The local Chinese embassy says that up till 22nd, 15 Chinese citizens were seriously wounded in the unrest.
The report, which is vague on the nature of the incident, quotes Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Ma Chaoxu as urging the Libyan government to "investigate into the attacks quickly and punish the perpetrators severely".
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