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December 27, 1988 | DAVID HOLLEY, Times Staff Writer
Anti-foreign sentiment directed primarily at African students flared into rioting in the city of Nanjing on Christmas weekend, injuring 13, according to reports reaching Beijing on Monday. The trouble began Saturday evening with an argument between African students and university gatekeepers.
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January 19, 1989
African students who were the focus of a week of racial unrest in the east China city of Nanjing last month said they are appealing to international agencies to help them relocate to schools outside China. At least 76 Africans are boycotting classes at Hehai University, site of a Christmas Eve melee that sparked the disturbances. The students charge that they were mistreated by police and are harassed by Chinese citizens.
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January 6, 1989 | DAVID HOLLEY, Times Staff Writer
A 10-day standoff between foreign students and Chinese authorities at an isolated guest house outside Nanjing ended Thursday when 45 African students, the last in a group that originally numbered about 140, returned to Hehai University. Chinese authorities, meanwhile, announced that three African students are being punished for allegedly instigating the Christmas Eve clash on the Hehai campus that sparked the affair and that three Chinese also have been detained in connection with the incident.
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January 10, 1989 | DAVID HOLLEY, Times Staff Writer
A Ugandan studying at Zhongshan Medical Science University in Canton committed suicide last week by jumping from a dormitory window, the official New China News Agency said Monday. It said the student, Nsubuga David Mugwanya, 26, had been depressed because of financial difficulties and failures in exams.
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March 8, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Chinese police restored an uneasy calm in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa on Monday as hundreds of police sealed off the center of the city and made dozens of arrests in a crackdown following anti-Chinese rioting that left at least nine dead and 28 injured, Western sources in Lhasa said. Contacted by telephone, the sources said authorities had mounted a security sweep and made the arrests, while police took up positions around the Jokhang Temple, the site of the protest.
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January 2, 1989 | DAVID HOLLEY, Times Staff Writer
A confrontation between at least 50 foreign students, primarily Africans, and Chinese authorities continued Sunday at an isolated suburban guest house, educational officials said. A spokesman for Hehai University, scene of a Christmas Eve clash that ultimately led to the continuing guest-house standoff, said Sunday morning that the school's president was scheduled to visit the facility later to talk with the students from Hehai who were still being held there.
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January 7, 1989 | From Reuters
African envoys flew to the eastern city of Nanjing on Friday to meet with black students and Chinese officials in a bid to ease racial tension after a recent clash. After a long delay in the snow-bound Chinese capital, Beijing-based envoys from eight African countries left for Nanjing, 600 miles to the south, diplomats said. "They will meet the authorities at Hehai University, and they should see the students who are still in detention," said an African diplomat.
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January 10, 1989 | DAVID HOLLEY, Times Staff Writer
A Ugandan studying at Zhongshan Medical Science University in Canton committed suicide last week by jumping from a dormitory window, the official New China News Agency said Monday. It said the student, Nsubuga David Mugwanya, 26, had been depressed because of financial difficulties and failures in exams.
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January 4, 1989 | DAVID HOLLEY, Times Staff Writer
Police returned 24 angry and frightened African students from the Nanjing Polytechnical University to their campus Tuesday, but about 50 Africans from another school remained incommunicado at an isolated guest house after a Christmas weekend racial clash, according to student and official sources. Several students have accused Chinese police of torturing them with electric batons in a confrontation at the guest house Saturday.
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January 19, 1989
African students who were the focus of a week of racial unrest in the east China city of Nanjing last month said they are appealing to international agencies to help them relocate to schools outside China. At least 76 Africans are boycotting classes at Hehai University, site of a Christmas Eve melee that sparked the disturbances. The students charge that they were mistreated by police and are harassed by Chinese citizens.
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January 10, 1989 | DAVID HOLLEY, Times Staff Writer
Outside the foreign students' dormitory at Hehai University stands a new iron fence, a monument of sorts to the determination of university authorities to keep Chinese women away from African men. The iron structure also can be seen as a reminder of a struggle by African students at Hehai to preserve some semblance of a normal life in a puritanical, closed society that treats them as the ultimate outsiders.
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January 7, 1989 | From Reuters
African envoys flew to the eastern city of Nanjing on Friday to meet with black students and Chinese officials in a bid to ease racial tension after a recent clash. After a long delay in the snow-bound Chinese capital, Beijing-based envoys from eight African countries left for Nanjing, 600 miles to the south, diplomats said. "They will meet the authorities at Hehai University, and they should see the students who are still in detention," said an African diplomat.
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January 6, 1989 | DAVID HOLLEY, Times Staff Writer
A 10-day standoff between foreign students and Chinese authorities at an isolated guest house outside Nanjing ended Thursday when 45 African students, the last in a group that originally numbered about 140, returned to Hehai University. Chinese authorities, meanwhile, announced that three African students are being punished for allegedly instigating the Christmas Eve clash on the Hehai campus that sparked the affair and that three Chinese also have been detained in connection with the incident.
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January 5, 1989 | DAVID HOLLEY, Times Staff Writer
As African-Chinese tensions flared at campuses across China on Wednesday, African nations pressed an international diplomatic response to disturbances that began here Christmas Eve.
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January 4, 1989 | DAVID HOLLEY, Times Staff Writer
Police returned 24 angry and frightened African students from the Nanjing Polytechnical University to their campus Tuesday, but about 50 Africans from another school remained incommunicado at an isolated guest house after a Christmas weekend racial clash, according to student and official sources. Several students have accused Chinese police of torturing them with electric batons in a confrontation at the guest house Saturday.
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January 3, 1989 | DAVID HOLLEY, Times Staff Writer
Chinese police stripped a number of African students and tortured them with electric batons outside the dining hall of a guest house where they had been held for five days, according to allegations made Monday by some of the students. "We have heard that they were made to walk almost naked in the cold as police poked them with electric batons," Gobo Bio Mamah, a diplomat from Benin, told a Western reporter in discussing the Saturday incident. "It appears to be torture."
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January 3, 1989 | DAVID HOLLEY, Times Staff Writer
Chinese police stripped a number of African students and tortured them with electric batons outside the dining hall of a guest house where they had been held for five days, according to allegations made Monday by some of the students. "We have heard that they were made to walk almost naked in the cold as police poked them with electric batons," Gobo Bio Mamah, a diplomat from Benin, told a Western reporter in discussing the Saturday incident. "It appears to be torture."
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January 5, 1989 | DAVID HOLLEY, Times Staff Writer
As African-Chinese tensions flared at campuses across China on Wednesday, African nations pressed an international diplomatic response to disturbances that began here Christmas Eve.
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January 2, 1989 | DAVID HOLLEY, Times Staff Writer
A confrontation between at least 50 foreign students, primarily Africans, and Chinese authorities continued Sunday at an isolated suburban guest house, educational officials said. A spokesman for Hehai University, scene of a Christmas Eve clash that ultimately led to the continuing guest-house standoff, said Sunday morning that the school's president was scheduled to visit the facility later to talk with the students from Hehai who were still being held there.
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December 29, 1988 | DAVID HOLLEY, Times Staff Writer
About 2,000 Chinese students chanted slogans, blocked traffic and confronted police in downtown Nanjing on Wednesday evening, calling for punishment of African students involved in a Christmas Eve campus brawl. About 140 foreign students, mostly Africans, remained at a safely isolated suburban guest house, afraid to return to their campuses after a weekend of anti-African rioting that included rock-throwing attacks on foreign students' dormitories.
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