Kyrgyz police officers arrest a protester at an anti-Chinese rally in Ala-Too Square in Bishkek on Thursday. Photo: AFP Kyrgyz police officers arrest a protester at an anti-Chinese rally in Ala-Too Square in Bishkek on Thursday. Photo: AFP
Kyrgyz police officers arrest a protester at an anti-Chinese rally in Ala-Too Square in Bishkek on Thursday. Photo: AFP

Anti-Chinese protesters arrested as police break up rally in Kyrgyzstan, where fear and anger at Beijing’s influence grow

  • The protesters demanded curbs on work permits for Chinese, a reduction in Kyrgyz debt to Beijing and a ban on Kyrgyz-Chinese marriages
  • Anger is fuelled by reports of mass detentions of ethnic Kyrgyz in neighbouring Xinjiang, and a mass electricity blackout linked to a Chinese firm

Topic |   Chinese overseas
Kyrgyz police officers arrest a protester at an anti-Chinese rally in Ala-Too Square in Bishkek on Thursday. Photo: AFP Kyrgyz police officers arrest a protester at an anti-Chinese rally in Ala-Too Square in Bishkek on Thursday. Photo: AFP
Kyrgyz police officers arrest a protester at an anti-Chinese rally in Ala-Too Square in Bishkek on Thursday. Photo: AFP
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