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But now he has left his life in Africa forever

The world is not just the US, Europe, China, Russia…There are many places where we are relatively strange, of course, strange for strange reasons.

Each time break strange, more is a tragedy.

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For many in the West, the country is once again familiar because yet another ambassador has been shot dead.

On February 22nd a UN convoy was attacked in the DRC and Italy’s ambassador to the country, Roberto Attanasio, was shot dead on the spot.

He was killed along with an Italian gendarme who was guarding him and a driver for the World Food Program.

Please note that this is still a United Nations convoy.

Moreover, the convoy was carrying out a humanitarian aid mission to a school in a border area.

But while passing through Virunga National Park, the convoy was ambushed and the kidnappers forced it into the forest in an attempt to kidnap them.

The park guards and a nearby unit of the Congolese (DRC) army responded, exchanging heavy fire.It was during this process that the Italian Ambassador was killed by the kidnappers.

The 43-year-old ambassador, who has served in Switzerland, Morocco and other countries before becoming ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 2019, also has three young daughters.

Look at their family photo, very happy.

But now he has left his life in Africa forever.

Italy was in shock.

Italy’s foreign minister, Giulio Dima, abruptly interrupted an EU meeting and rushed back to Rome from Brussels.

In a statement, Dima said: “We do not know at this time the circumstances of this brutal attack, but we will leave no stone unturned to find out what happened.”

Italy is a little confused. Why Italy?

I don’t know the exact truth.

This time the Italian ambassador was shot dead

I once heard such a story, a colleague in Africa, one day at home to write a story, suddenly someone patted him on the shoulder, he thought other colleagues joking, said: stop stop that now now BBB1, is in a hurry to write.Patted more heavy, look back, the gangster took a gun to him.

Decades later, the tragedy is still happening.In the news, just two months before Zhong Zhiwei and his wife were killed, seven Chinese citizens were killed in South Africa.

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The outlook for Africa is very worrying.

A survey shows that Africa is taking the place of the Middle East as the world’s front line against terrorism.

Africa has a lot of young people, but they suffer from poverty, marginalization, unemployment, and poor governance in some countries, and they are a natural breeding ground for terrorism.

Ambassadors have been killed, most impressively, in at least three cases in the past few years.

The first was Benghazi, where the U.S. ambassador to Libya was killed in 2012 while trapped inside the consulate in Benghazi.It has also become a blot on Mrs Clinton.

The second was the shooting of the Russian ambassador.In 2016, the Russian ambassador to Turkey was shot in the head by a Turkish youth on Light Day.Putin personally attended his funeral, tears in the corners of his eyes.

The third, this time the Italian ambassador was shot dead.

They are still great powers, but even the ambassadors of these great powers have not escaped the bad luck.

Not to mention ordinary citizens.

So, last year, there was a piece of news about Africa, which touched me very much.After the war broke out in Tigre State of Ethiopia, the Chinese Embassy in Ethiopia made an immediate decision and organized the evacuation of our compatriots.More than 1,100 kilometers, the war environment, the road of evacuation can be imagined difficult, but fortunately, the final safe evacuation.

Ethiopia is a very friendly country, I was there the year before last, and now the war is back and people are suffering. It is a great sigh.

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Our diplomatic environment would be hostile

They are still great powers, but even the ambassadors of these great powers have not escaped the bad luck.

Not to mention ordinary citizens.

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So, last year, there was a piece of news about Africa, which touched me very much.After the war broke out in Tigre State of Ethiopia, the Chinese Embassy in Ethiopia made an immediate decision and organized the evacuation of our compatriots.More than 1,100 kilometers, the war environment, the road of evacuation can be imagined difficult, but fortunately, the final safe evacuation.

Ethiopia is a very friendly country, I was there the year before last, and now the war is back and people are suffering. It is a great sigh.

Today I pay attention to Africa because Africa has a very close relationship with China.We have many friendly countries there, a large number of economic projects, and a large number of overseas Chinese and expatriate staff, including many of my colleagues.

As the ancients said, a chaotic country cannot enter.But the reality is, we can’t.

Frankly speaking, without the dedication of these expatriates and the efforts of Chinese diplomats, China’s status as a major country today would not be possible, and our diplomatic environment would be even more hostile.

But they’re giving.The hard work of expatriates is not only to sacrifice themselves, sometimes to sacrifice their youth and children, but also to sacrifice their health and even their lives, especially in those turbulent African countries.

The fact that a UN convoy can be hijacked and an Italian ambassador can be shot highlights the perniciously dangerous conditions in some places.

Many people sigh, out of the country is often more patriotic.The truth is simple, look at Africa look at the Middle East, even compared with Europe and the United States, of course, China still has a lot of shortcomings, still need to continue to work hard, but sometimes people can not help feeling that it is better to live in China.

What we take for granted is what many countries look forward to most.

Such a northwest man deserves the honor of the comrades

On the left is our hero’s colonel Qi Fabao, who should have been the commander of the frontier battalion when this picture was taken.

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On the right, we see the famous Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses, typical of the Great Qin warriors in the underground army formation more than 2,000 years ago.

The same Angle, the same outline, the same posture, different military uniforms, but can not hide the spirit, through thousands of years.

A lot of friends after watching said: like, too like!Qi fabao is the head of gansu wuwei people, as expected are the northwest tough man!

He was supposed to be our top commander on the scene.

When he sees a friend, he says:

One of the sources of combat strength of our army is that the commander always shouts “follow me” instead of “charge me” in battle.The only people in the world who can do this universally is our people’s army.

Behind Qi Fabao, the head of the regiment, there were two characters of “China” on the mountain wall.

What is a hero?

That is to face the chest to the siege, the back left to the motherland, a soldier is a monument.

Such a northwest man deserves the honor of the comrades who fought and died side by side with him and the honor of “the hero commander of the defense of the country and the frontier”.

In the struggle in the Galawan Valley, four of our officers and men died, and Colonel Qi Fabao was seriously wounded.The PLA Daily also recorded this detail:

Han Ziwei, a military doctor, remembered that after Qi was rescued, his left frontal bone was broken and there was a gouge ten centimeters long.As he dressed the wound, “he pulled the bandages off his head, thought to rush forward as his last strength, and then fainted”.

Yesterday (February 21), I am glad to see some media reports that experts from the Affiliated Hospital of PLA Military Medical University have carefully treated Qi and he has recovered before the Spring Festival.

Just yesterday morning, local leaders from Wuwei made a special trip to Xinjiang to visit Qi and his family.

Photos show that Qi Fabao, who still has short military hair, has a lot of white skin and a good mental state.

The turmoil in Africa is also an indisputable fact

Even though their trip is a humanitarian mission.But the kidnappers didn’t care.

Congo (Democratic Republic of Congo) is a big country in Africa, but according to the materials, the country has various internal conflicts, attacks in the region, there are at least 100 armed groups, killing each other.

In 2018, also nearby, two Britons were kidnapped.

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Last year, more than 2,000 civilians were killed and more than 5.2 million made refugees in what the United Nations has called one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises in eastern Congo, which includes this area.

It’s such a big crisis, I believe, that a lot of people don’t know.

We don’t know, and neither do Westerners.

But that’s just a snapshot of what’s happening in Africa today.

Of course, Africa also has stable countries, rich resources, young populations, and huge potential for development. It was once considered the “last high frontier” of the world economy.

But the turmoil in Africa is also an indisputable fact.

The turmoil in Somalia, the war in Libya, the confrontation in Western Sahara…Also, poor security in South Africa.

Ethiopia, once relatively peaceful, has seen its share of violent fighting over the past year, which is said to have left hundreds of thousands dead, and in a “small” story late last year, gunmen attacked a village and killed more than 100 people.

These, you know?

We don’t care. Africa is too far away.

But we must also know that there are a lot of Chinese people in Africa, and many of them have stayed in Africa forever.

Last August, in Johannesburg, a famous local leader Zhong Zhiwei and his wife were killed in an armed robbery by three robbers on their way home.

In 1998, one of his and his wife’s shops was robbed. Their two-year-old son was killed and Zhong was shot in the leg.The then South African President Nelson Mandela also personally received Zhong Zhiwei and his wife, Lian said “sorry”.