Sudan Rebels Are Said to Hold Road Crew From China

Author: Keith Bradsher and Jeffrey Gettleman, New York Times, Published on: 30 January 2012

More than two dozen Chinese road workers have been seized by a Sudanese rebel group, Chinese and Sudanese officials said Sunday, underlining the risks for China in sending ever-greater numbers of its workers into some of the world’s most turbulent countries...While China has been sending large work crews to unstable countries for decades, a rise in Internet usage and in the availability of information from abroad has made the Chinese public much more sensitive to what happens to these workers.

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