China: Angola Extradites Suspected Chinese Gangsters

BEJING, China by ABC News via the Associated Press (08/25/12) — Chinese police on Saturday brought back 37 suspected Chinese gangsters from Angola, where they were arrested for alleged crimes against other Chinese such as kidnapping, armed robbery, extortion, human trafficking and forced prostitution.

Such crimes are a major concern for China, which has become Africa’s main trading partner and a major source of infrastructure investment. As a result, many Chinese work in Africa, and their presence has brought problems such as crime among Chinese, especially in politically volatile countries that provide fertile ground for criminals.

It is a sign that Chinese businesses continue to be troubled by the country’s stubborn gang culture as they expand overseas.

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