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China, Angola team up against cross border crimes

08-25-2012 14:20 BJT

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An increasing number of Chinese are investing and doing business in Angola. But a lack of security and means to protect themselves, many Chinese become the targets of robbery and kidnapping.

Chinese Ministry of Public Secirity sent a special work team in July to Angola to help deal with this . The Angolian police have managed to arrest 37 suspects and free 14 victims with the assitance of Chinese police.

A shop-owner’s nightmare, captured on surveilance camera. Last month, China sent a team of 30 policemen to Luanda, the capital of Angola. The move came after a growing number of Chinese nationals became victims of robbery and kidnapping.

A shop-owner’s nightmare, captured on surveilance camera.

Last month, China sent a team of 30 policemen to Luanda, the capital of Angola. The move came after a growing number of Chinese nationals became victims of robbery and kidnapping.

One of their first stops was the Chinese Embassy, to be briefed by staff there.

Xu Xiaosong, Chinese Embassy in Angola, said, "Criminals used to collect protection fees on the road, and in some Chinese-owned stores."

But the criminals wanted more money, and more quickly. So they turned to kidnapping and robbery.

What made matters worse is that some of the victims refused to go to the police.

Chen Shiqu, Chinese Ministry of Public Security, said, "Most of the kidnapping victims are afraid of reprisals if they tell the police. And rich people are scared of being kidnapped if criminals learn that they have money."

Most families of kidnapping victims will pay the ransom, which makes solving the cases harder. The high success rate encourages repeat crimes.

According to the Angolan Ministry of Internal Affairs, some 260-thousand Chinese live in Angola.

Liu Ancheng, the commander-in-chief of the mission, says Chinese living in Angola need to work with the system.

Liu Ancheng said,"Laws only protect those who obey them. Report crimes to the local police as soon as possible, and at the same time, inform the embassy."

With a growing number of Chinese nationals living abroard, the Ministry of Public Security will strenghten cooperation with police forces in Angola and other countries.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: CCTV.com

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