Chinese unlawfully detained in Bangladesh: China
Beijing: The Chinese Embassy in Dhaka has warned its citizens travelling to Bangladesh to raise their safety awareness after receiving distress calls from Chinese workers claiming they were detained in the country.
The Chinese workers who went to Bangladesh for work in equipment maintenance and installation claimed they were detained for several days or even months by their local trading partners over product quality issues and poorly maintaining equipment, the Embassy said in a statement on its website on Thursday.
It warned that Chinese citizens should travel with companions, make hotel reservations appropriately and inform family and friends of their contact information before visiting Bangladesh, the Global Times reported.
Chinese travellers were told to seek help from the Embassy and police if their freedom was violated due to any dispute.
Chinese President Xi Jinping made a historic visit to Bangladesh in 2016, establishing the strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries.