Foreign Affairs Addresses Maltreatment Of Ghanaians In China With The Chinese Gov’t

Concerns have been raised after Ghanaians living in Guangdong Province in China were evicted from their homes and subjected to compulsory testing and quarantine.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has called on the Chinese government to address reports of discrimination against Africans over coronavirus fears.

According to a press release, the Ministry said they have met the Chinese government alongside other African ambassadors on the matter.

“At that meeting, it was announced that the government of the People’s Republic of China has taken note of happenings and was taking immediate steps to stop the targetting of and ill-treatment meted out to Africans, particularly our compatriots in the Guangdong province.”

The ministry, however, has urged Ghanaian nationals living in China (Guangdong Province) “to remain calm and stay in contact with our mission in Beijing and the Consulate-General in Guangzhou and share concerns of further occurrences on the following number…”

The statement ended with the Ministry entreating the Chinese government ” to speedily and comprehensively find a lasting solution to this unfortunate issue.”


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