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Chinese nationals urged to respect Malawi’s laws

The Chinese Ambassador to Malawi Liu Hongyang has urged Chinese nationals living in the country to abide by the laws of Malawi.

Hongyang said this when he visited Times Group offices in Blantyre yesterday.

The calls follow reports that some Chinese nationals are being found in conflict with the country’s law.

“My message is simple. Chinese nationals living in Malawi must follow the country’s laws. You are a guest and even if you were in China you will have to follow the laws,” he said.

But Hongyang said some of the reported cases of Chinese nationals being in the conflict with the laws arise from mere misunderstandings.

The Ambassador said China will continue providing support to the country without attaching political conditions.

“We were once poor and we used to receive aid. We know how painful the conditions attached to aid are and that is why from day one, we vowed to help developing countries without any conditions attached but together looking at what is important for the receiving country,” he said.

During the visit, Hongyang donated two computers and a camera to Times Group.

Times Group Editor-in-Chief George Kasakula hailed the ambassador saying it means that the international community appreciates the role the company is playing in the promotion of socioeconomic development.

Kasakula then thanked the Ambassador for the donation describing the computers and the camera as key in the operations of the media house.

“We are a private entity which does not get any support from the government. Some countries cannot give such a donation to a private entity like us but here we are,” he said.

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