Li stresses protection of Chinese after hostage killing
China will strengthen protection of its citizens and organizations overseas, Premier Li Keqiang said after the murder of a Chinese hostage by Islamic State (IS) in Syria.
The Foreign Ministry confirmed the death of a man named as Fan Jinghui.
“The Chinese government strongly condemns the atrocity,” Li said, expressing his deep sympathy to the victim’s family. The Chinese government attaches great importance to the safety of its citizens overseas, the premier said, vowing continued efforts to safeguard their security.
He urged government departments to help Fan’s family.