China working with Pakistan in investigating alleged illegal preaching by Chinese nationals

Source: Xinhua| 2017-06-15 21:21:43|Editor: Yamei
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BEIJING, June 15 (Xinhua) -- China is aware of reports that two Chinese nationals kidnapped in Pakistan last month had possibly engaged in illegal preaching activities in conjunction with religious groups from the Republic of Korea (ROK), a foreign ministry spokesperson said Thursday.

"The Chinese government is gravely concerned about the fate of the two nationals, and continues to coordinate with Pakistan to verify the situation as soon as possible," Lu Kang, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson, said at a daily press briefing.

Lu said that China will work with the Pakistani government on the investigation.

He reiterated that the Chinese government asks Chinese nationals living and traveling overseas to observe local laws and regulations, respect local customs and practices, and maintain a heightened awareness for potential risks.

KEY WORDS: Pakistan