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Latest update : 2012-02-27

China's 'African Village'

The Chinese media call it the "African Village". Lüjiazhuang is located in the south of Beijing and 10% of its villagers have now moved to Africa. They want to avoid the instability of contracts and salaries in China, no matter what the risk. However, after a recent series of abductions in Sudan and Egypt, the issue of protecting Chinese nationals in dangerous regions abroad has become more urgent. Joris Zylberman, Shang Ming and Xander Yang report.

By Joris ZYLBERMAN

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