The Chinese Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro severely condemns the explosive attack on the Consulate General

  On September 17, local time, the Chinese Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, responded to the incident that a man threw explosives at the Consulate General, saying that the above-mentioned violence was bad in nature, and China severely condemned it.

The Chinese Embassy and Consulate in Brazil is maintaining close communication with relevant departments of the Brazilian side, requesting that the Brazilian side immediately conduct a comprehensive investigation, arrest and severely punish illegal elements, and take effective measures to prevent similar incidents from happening again.

  China and Brazil are comprehensive strategic partners. The continuous and in-depth cooperation in various fields between the two sides has brought tangible benefits to the people of the two countries. The friendship between China and Brazil has become increasingly popular among the people and has received extensive support from all walks of life in the two countries.

China hopes and believes that the Brazilian government will take effective measures to strengthen the protection of Chinese diplomatic institutions and personnel in accordance with international conventions such as the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, and ensure that the safety and dignity of Chinese institutions and personnel in Brazil are not violated.

  It is reported that on the evening of September 16, local time, a local man threw explosives at the Chinese Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. There were no casualties in the incident, and part of the consulate building was damaged.

The police are currently searching for the suspect based on surveillance video.

  The incident occurred at 21:48 that night.

Surveillance video showed that a black-clothed man wearing a hat and mask held the explosive from his pocket and stayed for about 10 seconds, then threw it at the gate of the Chinese Consulate General in Rio and fled.

After receiving the report, the Rio police explosion-proof team went to the scene to collect the explosion residue that night and immediately began searching for the suspect.

(Headquarters reporter Tang Ye)