PNG Plagued by Anti-China Crimewave

Chinese-owned businesses in Papua New Guinea are being looted and attacked in a spate of anti-Chinese violence. News.com.au reports:

Looting and anti-Chinese violence started in the capital Port Moresby on Wednesday and continued over the weekend in PNG’s Highlands region and Madang Province, on the north-west coast.

[…] Last week, PNG workers had violent clashes with management at the Chinese-run Ramu nickel mine in Madang Province after a tractor injured a worker.

On Friday, police in Port Moresby had to use tear gas to quell a riot near a popular market.

Allegations of a rise in Chinese organised crime and corruption involving PNG officials has also added to community anger.

Read more about the dispute at the Ramu nickel mine via Reuters. See also “Looting, attacks target Chinese in PNG” from The Age.

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