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China Sentences Four For Attempted Hijacking

CDT previously reported on the death of two hijackers on Tianjin Airlines flight GS7554. Chinese state media now reports three more have been sentenced to death for their involvement of the hijacking. From Xinhua: The...

China Sentences Four to Death in Mekong Murder

CDT previously reported on the murder of Chinese sailors on the Mekong River and on the following investigation. Chinese state media reports the principal suspect and three others in the attack have been sentenced to death, from...

Alleged Plane Hijackers Die in Custody

Chinese state media has reported that two alleged ‘plane hijackers’ have died in custody in Xinjiang, from the BBC: The Global Times said the men, from the Uighur minority group, died in hospital of injuries sustained trying to...

Stranded Chinese Sailors Escorted Home from Thailand

A group of sailors who have been stranded after surviving an attack on their ship in which 13 of their fellow sailors were killed by drug traffickers have returned to China. From Xinhua: A total of 11 cargo boats with 78 sailors...

Drug Traffickers Hijack, Murder Chinese Sailors in Thailand

Authorities in Thailand’s northern Chiang Rai Province have confirmed the deaths of 13 Chinese sailors whose two ships were hijacked by drug traffickers last week, according to Xinhua News: Last Wednesday, Thai border troops...

Chinese Fishing Boat, 7 Crew Hijacked off Cameroon

Reuters reports: A Chinese fishing vessel with seven fishermen aboard was hijacked off the coast of Cameroon in the latest attack in the waters of West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea, the Chinese embassy in Cameroon said on...

China Says Separatists Threatened Afghan Flight

An article in Global Times claims again that the flight from Kabul to Urumqi, which was not allowed to land under confusing circumstances over the weekend, was in fact threatened. From AP: The Global Times said authorities in...

China Turns Back Xinjiang Plane

BBC reports on a confusing incident involving an airplane headed to Xinjiang from Afghanistan: Chinese state news agency Xinhua reported first that the plane had been hijacked, then that it had been the subject of a bomb threat....

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