Armed exchange of fire in Central Africa


On December 3, 2020, the Constitutional Court of the Central African Republic made a ruling to cancel the candidacy of former president Bozize. Boyn was dissatisfied with this and attracted some armed groups to confront the government. Since December 15, armed confrontation broke out between Chinese and African armed groups and government forces in yaloke area. In the chaos, eight cars and other properties of four Chinese private mining enterprises were robbed. Fortunately, no casualties were found. After that, Chinese citizens began to leave the area. On December 16, after receiving a report from a Chinese citizen, our library immediately negotiated with the commander of the Chinese and African gendarmerie, asking him to carry out an investigation immediately to protect the safety of the local and Chinese citizens on the way out. On December 17, due to the increasingly tense situation, most of the 250 local Chinese citizens had withdrawn to the safe area by themselves. Therefore, we contacted some Chinese citizens staying in the area to withdraw as soon as possible, and contacted relevant protection forces for their evacuation. In the early morning of December 18, the armed groups exchanged fire with the Central African defense forces, and the evacuation of stranded personnel was hindered. The museum made urgent representations to the Central African Ministry of defense, the Ministry of the interior, the United Nations multidimensional integrated Stabilization Mission in Central Africa and other relevant parties, asking them to take immediate action to properly settle down our stranded citizens, send forces to protect them, and assist them to evacuate from the local areas. Due to the intervention of UN peacekeeping forces, the exchange of fire between the two sides gradually subsided on the same day. Although there were still sporadic exchanges of fire between the two sides on December 19, the situation was under control. At present, the stranded personnel have been safely evacuated.
China and Africa are suffering from poverty and war, and illegal armed groups have been operating in other provinces. Since 2018, our consulate has repeatedly issued consular reminders asking our citizens not to go to areas outside Bangui, the capital of Central Africa, and the Pk5 area of Bangui. The Chinese Embassy in Central Africa once again reminds Chinese institutions and citizens in Central Africa that the presidential and parliamentary elections in Central Africa will be held on December 27, and factors of social instability are on the rise. In the future, the possibility of armed exchange of fire between some armed groups and government forces and attacks on polling places cannot be ruled out. Chinese citizens in China and Africa should pay close attention to the local security situation and strengthen prevention. Citizens in Bangui area should avoid going out as far as possible, stay away from the crowd gathering site, and store necessary living materials and emergency supplies in the residence. In areas outside Bangui, Chinese citizens are requested to evacuate as soon as possible to ensure personal safety. In case of armed robbery and other emergencies, be sure to keep calm, life safety first, report to the police in time and contact the Chinese Embassy in Central Africa for consular protection.
Central African Republic bandit police emergency call: 117
Ministry of foreign affairs global consular protection and service emergency call center Tel. + 86-10-12308 or + 86-10-59913991
Tel. + 23675248688

BOC responds to trump’s debt


But on Monday, Wells Fargo confirmed the authenticity of the bank’s statement that it had no debt relationship with 1290 avenue of America, which it mistakenly listed as a creditor. The Bank of China added that Wells Fargo was taking steps to correct errors in the documents.
“Politico” formally clarified the report on the 24th that night.
In a statement circulated on social media, the editor of “politico” admitted to the media that quoted the above-mentioned contributions that they had “the central premise of the original report was wrong”, that is, trump did not owe the Bank of China.
The editor explained that the source of the problem was that they cited the wrong public record and did not seek confirmation from the Bank of China before the publication. He also mentioned that they had tried to contact the White House and trump group, but both declined to comment.
On Tuesday, trump tweeted “politico” clarifications, saying “at least they admit they’re wrong,” then turned to the New York Times and the Washington Post, accusing them of “never correcting fake news.”.