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Newsline: Chinese Embassy says 3 business executives killed in Mali attack

Three senior executives of a powerful state-owned Chinese company were killed in the Friday attack on a Radisson hotel in the Mali capital of Bamako, Chinese Embassy officials said Saturday. The Chinese Embassy in Mali says all seven Chinese were traveling to Mali on business. China Railway Construction Corp. identified the victims as Zhou Tianxiang, general manager for the corporation’s international group; Wang Xuanshang, a deputy general manager of the international group; and Chang Xuehui, general manager of the group’s West Africa division. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs also confirmed Saturday that three Chinese nationals were among the dead in the attack on the Radisson Blu Hotel, and that four other Chinese citizens had been rescued. China has been sending engineers and construction workers to Africa to help build infrastructure and public facilities such as hospitals and stadiums, as part of Beijing’s outreach to forge closer ties with African nations.



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  Tomás Swinburne 孙柯 wrote @

We could be seeing a step up in the Chinese effort for preventing terrorism. Already with this news an the execution of a Chinese national by the hands of the Islamic State, could see China moving in a different direction of non-intervention on world issues.

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