Travel advisory: China asks citizens in Pakistan to increase security, avoid public spaces

Published: December 8, 2017
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BEIJING: China has warned its nationals in Pakistan of plans for a series of imminent “terrorist attacks” on Chinese targets in the country.

Thousands of Chinese are working in the country as part of its $57 billion investment in the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which aims to link China with the Middle East and Europe.

“It is understood that terrorists plan in the near term to launch a series of attacks against Chinese organisations and personnel in Pakistan,” the Chinese embassy in Pakistan said in a statement on its website.

The embassy warned all “Chinese-invested organisations and Chinese citizens to increase security awareness, strengthen internal precautions, reduce trips outside as much as possible, and avoid crowded public spaces”.

It also asked Chinese nationals to cooperate with police and the military, and to alert the embassy in the event of an emergency.

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  • HZR
    Dec 8, 2017 - 10:00PM

    This is the result of higher than mountains and deeper than oceans friendship.With friends like this china does not any adversariesRecommend

  • Dave
    Dec 9, 2017 - 6:09AM

    Some neighbours are jealous of CPEC that China will become more powerful and will not have competitors in the region, due to half the journey for the fright. and Pakistan will prosper as many land locked countries are interested to use this one of the most important port in Asia. Chinese need security because some neighbours have Encirclement fears. Recommend

  • Atif Siddiqui
    Dec 9, 2017 - 6:54AM

    There is no threat. Pak army will protect Chinese brothers.Recommend

  • Raj
    Dec 9, 2017 - 6:56AM

    Why dont pakistan let go its support to terrorists against India and Afghanistan and implement the CPEC peacefully? Is it asking too much?Recommend

  • Hariul
    Dec 9, 2017 - 8:34AM

    Thank you Quaid !!Recommend

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