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Kyrk Choro members get acquainted with work of Chinese in Kyrgyzstan

Officials of the State Migration Service of Kyrgyzstan invited activists of Kyrk Choro movement to visit enterprises employing foreigners.

According to the service, they visited Junda oil refinery in Kara-Balta.

According to Altynbek Sadyrbaev, Executive Director of the plant, about 1,000 people work there at the time, 300 of them are the Chinese.

«Everyone has permit for work, visa and passport. We do not have illegally working Chinese; highly qualified specialists from China work here,» he said.

Members of Kyrk Choro, Amanbol Babakulov and Kubanychbek Duisheev, were also present during the check of passports and visas of Chinese citizens working at the enterprise.

Representatives of the movement saw that there were no violations at the plant.

«All the Chinese citizens work legally. We made sure that there were no facts of violation of our legislation. We had two demands during the protest, the first of which was to prohibit obtaining of Kyrgyz citizenship by foreigners. The second was the deportation of illegal immigrants,» said the civil activists.

According to the head of the Department for Work with Foreign Citizens of the State Migration Service, Baktybek Kudaiberdiev, subordinate acts has been prepared, according to which the percentage ratio of the local and foreign workers would be 80/20. The amount of deductions by an employer for each foreign worker will also be increased.

The innovation will bring about 200 million soms to the budget, officials say.

On December 20, participants of the rally at the Chinese Embassy demanded from all foreigners to leave Kyrgyzstan within a month. And after the New Year holidays, the anti-Chinese protest repeatedly took place in the center of Bishkek.

The President Sooronbai Jeenbekov said that those wishing to spoil international relations and damage stability in the country would be punished within the framework of the legislation.

Another rally is planned for tomorrow, January 17, in Bishkek.