May 28, 2020 08:07 PM

Three Arrested Over Killing of Three Chinese in Zambia

What’s new: Zambian police have arrested three people in connection with the killing of three Chinese nationals at a warehouse in the capital of Lusaka on Sunday, the BBC reported.

Caixin has learned the victims were three men from Jiangsu province who had worked for a Chinese company in the country.

It remains unclear whether the victims were known to the three suspects.

What’s the background: Zambian Foreign Minister Joseph Malanji said on Tuesday that the murder is “shocking” to him, and added “legal investors should not be threatened by this kind of behavior.”

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Wednesday that the Zambian government has promised to bring the murders to justice and protect all foreigners in the country, including Chinese citizens.

This is not the first clash involving Chinese people in Zambia this year. An investigation was launched earlier this month after video showed a Zambian citizen being barred from entering a local Chinese restaurant, sparking talk of racism.

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