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All stranded Chinese sailors return to China after deadly attack

By : Xinhua|Updated: 2011-10-11

Police confirm 13 sailors dead on Mekong River

Chinese police confirmed Sunday that the body of the missing Chinese sailor in the ship attack on the Mekong River has been found.

Two Chinese cargo ships, the Hua Ping and Yu Xing 8, were attacked by unidentified armed people on the Mekong River on Oct. 5. Twelve Chinese sailors were killed. Yang Deyi, captain of the Yu Xing 8, was missing...[More]

All stranded Chinese sailors return to China after deadly attack

All the 164 Chinese sailors from 26 boats had returned home by Sunday afternoon after being stranded in northern Thailand following a deadly cargo ship attack two weeks ago, Chinese authorities said.

Thirteen Chinese sailors were confirmed dead after two cargo ships, the Hua Ping and Yu Xing 8, were attacked and hijacked by an unknown group of armed men on October 5 on the Mekong River...[More]

Officials continue probe into Mekong River

An unidentified man on one of the Chinese cargo ships attacked on the Mekong River allegedly fired shots at Thai police after the ship was hijacked earlier this month, Beijing-based International Herald Leader reported, as Chinese and Thai authorities continued their joint investigation into the attack...[More]

Stranded Chinese sailors escorted home from Thailand

Dozens of Chinese sailors returned home Sunday under the escort of a Chinese patrol ship after being stranded in northern Thailand following a deadly cargo ship attack last week.

A total of 11 cargo boats with 78 sailors on board began sailing into the Guanlei Port in the Dai Autonomous Prefecture of Xishuangbanna in the southwestern province of Yunnan at around 3:40 p.m...[More]

Government working team visits relatives of killed sailors in Yunnan

A government working team has arrived in south China's Yunnan Province on Saturday to visit the families of the Chinese sailors killed or missing in the attack on the Mekong River.Led by Qiu Xuejun, a deputy director general of the Foreign Ministry's Department of Consular Affairs, the working team is composed of officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Transport...[More]

Relatives of slain Chinese sailors back home safe

Family members of the Chinese sailors killed or missing in the attack on two cargo ships on the Mekong River last week returned to China from Thailand on Friday. The 29 relatives of the 13 sailors - 12 were killed and another remains missing, arrived in southwest Yunnan Province around 8:40 p.m. on Friday...[More]

Relatives of slain Chinese sailors hold memorial

Family members of the Chinese sailors killed or missing in the attack on two cargo ships on Mekong River in northern Thailand last week have left Thailand for home, official said on Friday.

"The family members are boarding a ferry to cross the Mekong River for the neighboring Laos, through which they will return to China," said Shi Minghui, head of a team of officials dispatched by Yunnan provincial government to deal with aftermath of the attack...[More]

Stranded Chinese sailors in Thailand on journey home

Chinese sailors and their family members stranded in northern Thailand after two cargo ships were attacked last week, began their journey home early Friday, officials said. Stranded sailors, their family members and the ships left for China Friday morning by water, said Shi Minghui, head of a team of officials dispatched by the government of Southwest China's Yunnan province to Chiang Saen to help handle the aftermath of an attack on two Chinese cargo ships on the Mekong River on Oct. 5...[More]

Families bid final farewell to killed Chinese sailors by Mekong River

Bright crimson moonlight dappling Mekong River mirrored the sadness of the relatives who were saying goodbye to the Chinese sailors killed after their cargo ships were attacked by suspected drug traffickers on the Mekong River near Golden Triangle on Oct. 5...[More]

Chinese patrol vessels head to Thailand to escort stranded sailors back

A group of Chinese patrol vessels set out for Thailand along the Mekong River on Thursday to escort the stranded Chinese sailors and ships back home, said local authorities...[More]

Stranded Chinese sailors in Thailand may return Friday

Chinese sailors and their family members aboard, who were stranded in northern Thailand after two ships were attacked last week, may start to return to China on Friday, officials said Thursday...[More]

Families of sailors killed on Mekong River heading for Thailand

Family members of the Chinese sailors that were confirmed dead on the Mekong River earlier this month leaves Jinghong City of Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Oct. 13, 2011, to head for Thailand to identify the bodies and mourn for their beloved ones...[More]

Working group from Yunnan maintained close communication with Thai

China is working with Thailand, Myanmar and Laos to ensure the safe return of Chinese ships and sailors stranded in Thailand, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday...[More]

Securing safety of Mekong

The brutal killing of Chinese sailors on the Mekong River reminds us of the urgency of stepping up security measures in an area plagued by drug trafficking and cross-border crime...[More]

Safety fears grow after Mekong killings

China's Foreign Ministry confirmed on Tuesday that 12 Chinese were killed and one remains missing after two cargo ships, the Hua Ping and Yu Xing 8, were attacked and hijacked by an unknown group of armed men on the Mekong River on Oct. 5...[More]

4 Yunnan sailors killed in Mekong River hijacked incident

Thai authorities on Monday confirmed that all 13 Chinese crewmen on the two hijacked ships were killed. Four of 13 victims are from Heping Village, Huiyi Town, Suijiang County, Zhaotong City, Yunnan...[More]

Kunming travel agencies suspend Golden Triangle tourism services

Major travel agencies in Kunming have suspended the Golden Triangle tourism services, especially the self-driving tourism services after 13 Chinese sailors were killed in the Mekong River...[More]

Families of 12 sailors killed on Mekong River to head to Thailand

Twenty-nine family members of the 12 sailors that were confirmed dead after their ships were hijacked by an unknown group of armed men on the Mekong River on Oct. 5. will leave for Thailand on Thursday to identify the bodies, said local authorities...[More]

China voices strong concerns over protection of ships on Mekong River

Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin confirmed on Monday that 11 Chinese were killed and two remain missing after their cargo ships were hijacked and attacked in the Mekong River on Oct. 5...[More]

12 Chinese confirmed dead on Mekong River

China's Foreign Ministry confirmed on Tuesday that 12 Chinese were killed and one remains missing after two cargo ships, the Hua Ping and Yu Xing 8, were attacked and hijacked by an unknown group of armed men on the Mekong River on Oct. 5...[More]

Mekong River shipping suspended after 13 Chinese sailors killed

KUNMING, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- Shipping on the Mekong River has been suspended after two cargo ships were attacked last Wednesday in the "Golden Triangle," where the borders of Myanmar, Thailand and Laos meet, the maritime affairs department of southwest China's Yunnan province said on Monday... [More]

One more body found from hijacked ships

An unidentified corpse was found in the Mekong River near the site where two cargo ships were hijacked last week, police said Tuesday...[More]

11 Chinese confirmed dead in Mekong River

BEIJING, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin confirmed on Monday that 11 Chinese were killed and two remain missing after their cargo ships were hijacked and attacked in the Mekong River on Oct. 5...[More]

Drug traffickers ignite wrath after killing Chinese sailors

BANGKOK, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- The killing of 13 Chinese sailors in north Thailand last week have sparked fury against the brutal murderous drug traffickers in the notorious Golden Triangle from both China and Thailand...[More]

Chinese crew members slain in 'drugs hijack'

KUNMING - The bodies of 12 Chinese crew members, believed to have been abducted and killed by drug traffickers who hijacked their boats, have been found in the Mekong River in Thailand, with one still missing, a Yunnan province foreign affairs official confirmed on Sunday... [More]

All stranded Chinese sailors return to China after deadly attack

Bodies of 11 Chinese sailors who were among those killed on Mekong River last month have been cremated in north Thailand's Chiang Rai province, Chinese officials said on Monday...[More]