29 Chinese missing after militant attack in Sudan.

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    29 Chinese missing after militant attack in Sudan.
    AP | Jan 29, 2012, 05.35PM IST

    BEIJING: Militants apparently captured 29 Chinese workers after attacking a remote worksite in a volatile region of Sudan, and Sudanese forces were increasing security for Chinese projects and personnel there, China said Sunday.

    China has close political and economic relations with Sudan, especially in the energy sector.

    The Foreign Ministry in Beijing said the militants attacked Saturday and Sudanese forces launched a rescue mission Sunday in coordination with the Chinese embassy in Khartoum.

    The Ministry's head of consular affairs met with the Sudanese ambassador in Beijing and ``urged him to actively conduct rescue missions under the prerequisite of ensuring the safety of the Chinese personnel,'' the statement said.

    In Khartoum, a Chinese embassy spokesman said the northern branch of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement announced that 29 Chinese workers had been captured in the attack. The spokesman, who asked not be identified, gave no other details and it wasn't clear if the militants had demanded conditions for their return.

    Other details weren't given. The official Xinhua News Agency cited the state governor as saying the Sudan People's Liberation Army attacked a road-building site in South Kordofan and seized the workers.

    The Sudan People's Liberation Army are a guerrilla force loyal to the southern movement and hail from a minority ethnic group now in control of much of South Sudan, which became the world's newest country only six months ago in a breakaway from Sudan.

    Sudan has accused South Sudan of arming pro-South Sudan groups in South Kordofan. The government of South Sudan has called such accusations a smoke screen intended to justify a future invasion of the South.

    China has sent large numbers of workers to potentially unstable regions such as Sudan and last year was forced to send ships and planes to help with the emergency evacuation of 30,000 of its citizens from the fighting in Libya.

    China has consistently used its clout in diplomatic forums such as the United Nations to defend Sudan and its longtime leader Omar al-Bashir. In recent years, it has also sought to build good relations with leaders from the south, where most of Sudan's oil is located.

    Chinese companies have also invested heavily in Sudanese oil production, along with companies India and elsewhere.

    29 Chinese missing after militant attack in Sudan - The Times of India
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    The Chinese have all the bad luck.

    First, it was in Balochistan and now in Sudan!
     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    There isn't much reason for Chinese workers to be in Sudan now with the oil turned off. They just play with themselves.
     
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    u forgot bad luck in pakistan
     
  6. mylegend

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    That was a road-building site...
     
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    When Chinese take sides in disputes they forget in their arrogance that there are people on the other side who hate their presence.
     
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    hi lal topi here,This time iam addressing the govt of china . Attack on chini is attack on paki. chini worker should take service of pak SSG for protection. they will get $ ,chini will get protection..pak chin dosti $%$^&*&
     
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    ANOTHER TERRORIST ATTACK ON CHINESE ENGINEERS IN PAKISTAN
     
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    How will they do that when they cannot protect the chinis in Pakistan??
     
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    They wont be paid in pak but will be paid in sudan. for their duties
     
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    They will get paid for running away.
     
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    Building a road to link to oil sites that they can't get. 40 Sudanese and 30 Chinese are now hostage. If Sudan doesn't withdraw military forces they will be killed.
     
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    Instead of killing, as is the style in Africa, they will ask for ransom!
     
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    the lack of military presence in important areas can lead to a tragedy like this. u can never count ur own ass on foreigner security guys can u?

    a wakeup call for those who still think we should not send our troops to oversea areas to defend our people and business and protect our interests.

    hope they can be safe finally.
     
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    This is a political statement by S. Sudanese tribals. The ransom is political settlement on encroachment and massacre by Sudanese forces.
     
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    China is too weak to exert military force outside of its borders. France goes trampling Chinese interests all over the Dark Continent and all CCP does is whine about it.
     
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    Is china a new thakedar along with pakistan...
     
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    The life of a manual labourer in China is worth SHIT today.

    The Chinese government and the CCP are all full of elites from Beijing and Shanghai.......they really dont give a shit about workers in Sudan.
    It doesnt matter if they are coal-mine workers in China or Chinese construction workers in Sudan.

    As far as the CCP is concerned - there are millions of them available. China is probably one of the most unequal societies in the world today.

    Its probably worse than India Caste system - China has amazingly created a 3 tier system where those poor people living in rural areas have no value to them other than their broken backs. Its even more shocking since this is what communism is really supposed to not do.
     
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    If that is true, then it is the most damning commentary!

    What is the use of GDP growth and glittering marvels, if people are treated as dispensable commodities?
     

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