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American Executive Released from Factory

Chip Starnes, an American businessman who was held hostage by workers at his factory outside Beijing, has been released after five days. Starnes, a co-owner of Specialty Medical Supplies, was prevented from leaving his...

American Factory Boss Held by Workers in Beijing

American executive Chip Starnes has been held hostage in a Beijing factory since Friday by workers demanding severance packages, reports Laurie Burkitt at The Wall Street Journal: “What they don’t understand is that...

Philippines Defends Handling of Bus Hostage Crisis

The Chinese government has condemned an attack on a bus of Hong Kong tourists in Manila in which passengers were held hostage and eight were killed. From Reuters: Eight hostages and their disgruntled ex-policemen kidnapper were...

Basilan Execs Lose Track of 2 Kidnapped Chinese

Michael Tan and Oscar Lu, both Chinese nationals, were kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf gunmen Nov. 10, 2009, and the group responsible is no longer communicating with the authorities for the return of the hostages: Basilan Vice Governor...

China Hostages ‘Killed in Sudan’ (Updated)

Five Chinese oil workers taken hostage in Sudan have been killed, according to the BBC: The five were part of a group of nine Chinese workers seized from an oil field in Kordofan in central Sudan. The foreign ministry said two...

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