Jul 15, 2014 01:37 PM

A Day in the Life of a Chinese Worker in Iraq

(Beijing) -- The story of every Chinese person who enters Iraq begins at the airport.

State-owned enterprises with major construction projects in the country pay for police or security forces to meet workers when they land.

"There are special bullet-proof armored vehicles," said Ma Xin, a man from the northwestern region of Ningxia who has worked in Iraq for a foreign trade company. "Local police and security escorted us the whole way. Then when we arrived at the (China National Petroleum Corp.) construction site security was provided by an Italian company."

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