Mourning Candles & Smileys for Dead Japanese Hostages

At Tea Leaf Nation, Minami Funakoshi considers perceived differences between the Sina and Tencent Weibo platforms based on reactions to an Asahi Shimbun post on Japanese deaths in the recent Algerian hostage crisis. [… E]ven a...

A Chinatown in Algiers? It’s All About Oil

From the SF Gate: While still struggling with the aftermath of a decade-long Islamic insurgency, oil-rich yet impoverished Algeria is getting a makeover: a new airport, its first mall, its largest prison, 60,000 new homes, two...

Chinese Migrants in Algiers Clash

Tensions between Chinese migrant workers and Algerian locals have developed into a clash between the two groups, resulting in two Chinese shops being looted and several Chinese workers injured: A shopkeeper told Reuters that the...

China Issues Security Alert in Algeria After Al-Qaida Threat

The Times of India reports that China has issued a security warning to its citizens living in Algeria after receiving news that Al-Qaida plans to avenge the deaths of Uighurs killed in Xinjiang: According to a report by the...

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