China is determined that its relations with Ghana will not be undermined by the arrest of some 200 Chinese illegal gold miners in a crackdown by Ghanaian authorities, a senior Beijing foreign ministry official said on Tuesday.Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am
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.14 Jun 2013 - 4:54am
Porous borders, corruption and the chance of riches have helped draw illegal gold miners to Ghana from as far away as China, prompting a crackdown that has so far netted over 150 Chinese, experts say.13 Jun 2013 - 11:43am
Ghana has released 124 Chinese gold miners detained by its immigration authorities and has promised to set free the remaining 45 by today, according to the Chinese embassy in the resource-rich West African country.10 Jun 2013 - 3:47am 4 comments
All Chinese mine workers in Ghana will be given assistance to return home voluntarily, the Chinese embassy in Ghana said yesterday, with the Ghanaian authorities agreeing to stop detaining Chinese on roads between mining sites and the capital, Accra.8 Jun 2013 - 4:04am
Hundreds of residents took to the streets of Shanglin county, Guangxi, yesterday to demand the central government help relatives in Ghana after a series of attacks and looting targeting Chinese gold miners.7 Jun 2013 - 7:40am 10 comments
Raymond Xie quit his job as an English teacher at a university in Guangxi early last year to join the gold rush in the west African country of Ghana.
The 41-year-old and his partners spent about 3 million yuan (HK$3.76 million) establishing a small mine in Obuasi, in the Ashanti region, and set about making a fortune.7 Jun 2013 - 3:42am
Chinese gold miners arrested this week in a raid in Ghana have been accused of raping and abusing locals.
A first-person account making the allegations emerged on China’s social media on Thursday after some web users speculated that Ghana police had mistreated the miners amid a crackdown.6 Jun 2013 - 4:05pm 3 comments
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
A gold rush in the resource-rich west African country of Ghana, led by an estimated 50,000 Chinese prospectors, is threatening to turn nasty amid allegations of illegal mining and escalating ethnic tensions.6 Jun 2013 - 3:50am