News Summary: Ghana holds Chinese for illegal mine

News Summary: Ghana detains 124 Chinese suspected of illegally mining gold

Associated Press

ROUND UP: Ghanaian authorities raided areas near mines where Chinese live and detained 124 people, the Chinese Embassy in Accra said on its website. They are suspected of illegally mining gold in the resource-rich West African country.

GOLD BAR: Reports of Chinese workers being caught by Ghanaian authorities on suspicion of such activities have surfaced in recent years. In October a Chinese national died during a raid on illegal gold mines in the Ashanti region.

DELICATE DANCE: China wants to show that its activities overseas are legal and environmentally responsible while maintaining the security and rights of its citizens abroad.

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