Chinese workers

Ghana frees all 169 gold miners rounded up in crackdown

Hua Chunying. Photo: SCMP

The central government attached "great importance to Chinese citizens mining gold in Ghana", and had sent a joint investigation team comprising officials from the ministries of foreign affairs, commerce and public security to the West African country to protect their safety and lawful rights, Hua said.

Friday, 14 June, 2013, 4:54am

Gold mine raids in Ghana seize 124 suspected illegal Chinese workers

Chinese miners' gold rush in Ghana. Photo: SCMP

Police are rounding up Chinese workers suspected of illegally mining for gold in the resource-rich African country of Ghana. Witnesses said armed officers raided mines, supermarkets and hotels in Kumasi, Obuasi and Dunkwa in the Ashanti region of the west African country, where Chinese run the majority of the small and medium gold mines.

6 Jun 2013 - 11:38am 4 comments

Sri Lanka arrests 100 Chinese for currency fraud: police

A Sri Lankan soldier. Photo: EPA

Police in Sri Lanka have arrested 100 Chinese nationals for currency fraud in a string of raids in and around the capital Colombo, officials said on Saturday.

“They have defrauded their countrymen by making them... transfer money to accounts maintained in Sri Lanka in the names of those arrested,” said Prishantha Jayakodi, a senior superintendent.

22 Dec 2012 - 2:04pm

Chinese workers in Singapore crane protest

One of the two Chinese construction workers continues his protest on top of a crane. Photo: EPA

Two crane operators staged a high-rise protest at a construction site in Singapore yesterday, its second industrial incident involving mainland Chinese workers in less than two weeks.

7 Dec 2012 - 5:03am

Canada's United Steelworkers union warns Chinese miners pose safety risk

Canadian miners have lodged a demand that work be halted at a controversial Chinese-staffed mine in British Columbia. They say Chinese miners' inability to speak fluent English represents a safety hazard.

The United Steelworkers union filed the complaint with the province's minister of mining, Rich Coleman, and chief inspector of mines, Al Hoffman.

18 Nov 2013 - 5:03pm

Gunmen kill two Chinese workers in Nigeria

Gunmen shot dead two Chinese construction workers in a town in Nigeria’s volatile northeast on Wednesday, police and company officials said, the latest such killing in the region in recent weeks.

8 Nov 2012 - 10:19am