Ghana’s Gold-Mine Arrest, China’s Latest Headache in Africa

“In March 2013, Xi Jinping visited three African countries — Tanzania, South Africa, and Republic of the Congo — during his first trip abroad as the President of China. In 2012 alone, more than 2,000 Chinese companies have invested a total of US $20 billion. Increasing interaction between African countries and China seem to paint a rosy picture of the relationship, but the recent crackdown by the Ghanaian government on illegal gold miners, which resulted in the arrests of 124 Chinese workers in Ghana, has raised some red flags. As of June 7, five days after the crackdown, negotiations are still continuing in the hopes of resolving the crisis, according to the Embassy of China in Ghana.”

Source:Ghana’s Gold-Mine Arrest, China’s Latest Headache in Africa – Fei Wang – The Atlantic

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