African migrants crowded in a rubber boat near Lampedusa, Italy, in a file photo from February 2014. Photo: EPA

Rickety boats used to smuggle migrants into Europe ‘made in China’

Dimitris Avramopoulos, the EU’s commissioner for migration, calls on Beijing for help in closing down supply of cheap rafts tied to thousands of deaths in Mediterranean Sea

Topic |   Europe’s refugee crisis

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African migrants crowded in a rubber boat near Lampedusa, Italy, in a file photo from February 2014. Photo: EPA
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