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Updated June 13th, 2021 at 23:12 IST

Chinese official viciously attacks African staff in Sierra Leone; viral video condemned

A shocking video of a Chinese worker attacking a worker in Sierra Leone in West Africa on June 9 did rounds on social media on Saturday

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A shocking video of a Chinese worker attacking an employee in Sierra Leone in West Africa on June 9 did rounds on social media on Saturday, exposing the alleged attitude of the foreign nationals towards the locals in the country. The fight between the Chinese manager and the worker was allegedly sparked over a disagreement over the training exercise which was reportedly cutting into the schedule of the workers. In the video, the Chinese manager attempts to stab the worker with a long pole after being initially attacked but is kicked away by the African national. 

Chinese worker assaults African

As per reports, the incident has exposed the conflict at play between the Chinese influence in Sierra Leone, and local attitudes towards major foreign businesses operating within the country. As per a local newspaper, the China Railway Seventh Group (CRSG) resolved a dispute between a Chinese CRSG staff and a Sierra Leonean Kingho staff, following a fight at their repair shop at the Tonkolili mine site. As per reports, the 'disgraceful video' showing the  Chinese worker violently attacking a Sierra Leonean employee has not only gone viral but has attracted massive condemnation and calls for the Chinese worker to be arrested, charged to court, imprisoned, and then kicked out of Sierra Leone after serving his prison term.

 

As per reports, the China Railway Seventh Group (CRSG), in a statement released after the incident, said that its staff would abide by the laws and regulations and would ensure such instances are not repeated. Photos of the Chinese official shaking hands with the African worker surfaced as CRSG addressed the tussle at the Tonkolili mine site and cautioned the staff against such behaviour.

 

 

China reacts to G7 summit decisions

China reacted to the issues covered by G7 (Group of Seven) leaders at the summit that is being held in the UK, saying that the days when "global decisions" were dictated by a "small group of countries are long gone". During their meet in Cornwall, leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States addressed a range of global issues, including forced labour practices targeting China's Uyghur Muslims. Now, a spokesman for the Chinese embassy in London issued a statement saying that world affairs should be handled through "consultation by all countries". The spokesman also mentioned the "so-called rules formulated by a small number of countries" and added that the valid global system was the "international order based on the principles" of the United Nations. 

"We always believe that countries, big or small, strong or weak, poor or rich, are equals, and that world affairs should be handled through consultation by all countries," the statement further added. 

"There is only one system and one order in the world, that is, the international system with the United Nations at the core and the international order based on international law, not the so-called system and order advocated by a handful of countries," it further added. 

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Published June 13th, 2021 at 23:12 IST

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