Mexican govt apologises for 1911 massacre of Chinese
May 18 2021 12:09 AM
Chinese ambassador to Mexico Zhu Qingqiao and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador take par
Chinese ambassador to Mexico Zhu Qingqiao and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador take part in an event where the Mexican government apologised for killing Chinese residents 110 years ago, in Torreon, in Coahuila state, yesterday.

Reuters/ Monterrey

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador issued a formal apology yesterday for the 1911 massacre of 303 Chinese in the northern city of Torreon.
“The Mexican state will not allow, ever again, racism, discrimination, and xenophobia,” the president said during the ceremony in Torreon.
The massacre, from May 13-15, 1911, occurred in the midst of the Mexican Revolution, as rebels fighting under Francisco I. Madero seized control of the city of Torreon.
During the massacre, over 300 Chinese were killed and their homes and businesses were burned. Yesterday’s event was attended by Chinese Ambassador to Mexico Zhu Qingqiao, as well as high-level Mexican officials, including the heads of the army and navy, and the foreign and interior ministers.



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