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Chinese Embassy to Nigeria: Don’t Worry, We’re Not Going to Seize Your Assets

The Chinese embassy in Abuja, Nigeria.

A spokesman for the Chinese embassy in Abuja tried to reassure increasingly anxious Nigerians that Beijing has no plans to use loans as a way to seize strategic assets. Press Officer Sun Saixiong addressed the ongoing controversy over a contentious clause in a contract that a lot of Nigerian politicians, journalists, and citizens mistakenly believe compromises the country’s national sovereignty. Instead, the clause calls for the waiver of immunity in the event of a commercial dispute that will require arbitration. 

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