Killing of hostages in Sudan unlikely to deter China investment, but safety to improve
Analysts say the execution-style killing of five Chinese oil workers in Sudan is a reminder of the costs of China's search for raw materials and its increasing need to protect its citizens as it extends its reach on the world stage, the Associated Press reported.
Shu Yunguo, director of the Africa Research Center at Shanghai Normal University, said Tuesday the incident would not deter China from its involvement in Sudan, or affect bilateral relations, but would increase concerns about safety.
The kidnappers of nine Chinese oil workers killed five of them on Monday, according to Sudanese Foreign Ministry spokesman Ali Sadiq. He said two of the workers managed to escape, while two remained in captivity.