Chinese hostage held by IS verified: FM

2015-09-11 09:30:16 GMT2015-09-11 17:30:16(Beijing Time)  SINA English
Fan Jinghui, the Chinese hostage.Fan Jinghui, the Chinese hostage.

After preliminary verification, the reported Chinese hostage held by Islamic State matches the “features” of a Chinese national who has gone to the area, China’s Foreign Ministry announced on Friday afternoon.

Hong Lei, spokesman of the ministry, said China has already been working on the affair at a regular news briefing. He reaffirmed that the Chinese government is strongly opposed to any violent attacks targeting innocent civilians.

 

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