China urges joint fight on smuggling after deaths in Britain

China urges joint fight on smuggling after deaths in BritainChina called Friday for joint efforts to counter human smuggling after the discovery in Britain of 39 dead people believed to be Chinese who stowed away in a shipping container. Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters at a daily briefing that China could not yet confirm the victims’ nationalities or identities but was working in cooperation with local authorities. “The British police are still in the intensive process of verification and are still unable to confirm at the moment,” Hua said.



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