China Warns PNG Residents and Businesses

The Chinese embassy in Papua New Guinea has released a notice, emphasizing the need for Chinese citizens and organizations in the nation to take security precautions in the wake of a series of violent riots, vandalism, and looting incidents in the capital.

The embassy’s statement highlights the occurrence of riots, vandalism, and looting, particularly affecting Chinese-owned stores and commercial facilities. While there are currently no reported fatalities among Chinese citizens, the embassy notes that several individuals have sustained minor injuries.

In response to these events, China is urging its citizens in Papua New Guinea to escalate their safety measures and remain vigilant during this period of unrest. The notice underscores the importance of taking precautions to protect lives and property in light of the ongoing violence.

This development comes as Papua New Guinea grapples with the aftermath of violent riots that have tragically claimed 16 lives. The Chinese embassy’s proactive communication aims to ensure the safety and well-being of its citizens in the face of the prevailing social unrest.

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