Chinese national dies following wounding incident in Marigot; police launch investigation

A Chinese national, Zhang Zhaopeng, is the latest homicide victim in Dominica.

Information reaching Dominica News Online (DNO) is that the businessman succumbed to injuries sustained in the head on February 22, 2022.

On the aforementioned date, videos surfaced of Zhaopeng in the community of Marigot where he owns a business,  with blood gushing from a wound in his head.

DNO has since learned that Zhaopeng was later transported to the Dominica China Friendship Hospital (DCFH) where he succumbed to the injuries.

Police sources have confirmed that an investigation into this matter is ongoing and some individuals are in custody assisting with the investigation.

A representative from the Chinese Embassy who spoke to DNO expressed sadness over the incident.

“The Chinese Embassy attaches great importance to and will continue to follow this incident. We hope the government and police of Dominica will continue to protect the safety of Chinese nationals here,” the Chinese Embassy official official stated.

DNO will continue to follow this story and report any new developments.

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  1. Dominican
    February 26, 2022

    I find so much anti Chinese sentiment disturbing. Has any Dominican ever been attacked by a Chinese person who has chosen to settle in Dominica and call it his or her home? Some of us are Dominican by birth, others are Dominican by choice. Must we differentiate? Condolences to the man’s family and friends.

  2. mine
    February 25, 2022

    The world is watching. A life was loss, he was a son, father, husband, brother and an uncle and the comments I am seeing are painful heartless and idiotic. Why can’t we show some sympathy and empathy to the family. We all have families today is his tomorrow might be yours. My heartfelt sympathy to his family may he RIP.

  3. L C Matthew
    February 24, 2022

    “The Chinese Embassy attaches great importance to and will continue to follow this incident. We hope the government and police of Dominica will continue to protect the safety of Chinese nationals here,” the Chinese Embassy official official stated.” Mr. Embassador my sympathy to the family of the individual killed and i hope those who committed the crime face justice. However the reality is the police and government have shown the level of protection they place on lives of Dominicans. The standards are unacceptable so you should not expect any preference over citizens. This guy is a victim of the BS you are aiding and abetting in DA

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  4. The Evil one
    February 24, 2022

    If he was a US citizen I would be concerned about the investigation. But being a Chinese I know the police and Skerrit will go all out to make sure somebody pays, even if they have to manufacture lies. Seeing it happened in Marigot I wouldn’t’ be surprised if the evil One finds a way to drag Linton before the court since he is already campaigning.

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  5. Fanchoonou
    February 24, 2022

    Zor I hope that will not cause China to design a new covid to fan choo nou

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  6. Colombo
    February 24, 2022

    Most of the comments are outrageous and down right idiotic. Some of these fools have lost their brains and now located in their rear ends. No needs to expose your ignorance. People it’s a serious crime that is committed and an individual have lost his life. Have some decency and humility. There is old saying today is mine and tomorrow is yours. For Jah sake be positive and show some empathy. When the time ranting and raving would help you.

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    • dissident
      February 25, 2022

      Doh act like you never hear de ignorance coming out of de leader of de country mouth …… starts at the top!!!!!
      Dis is de kind of mentality that we inherited from our leaders in government….. they don’t seem to have the ability to reform… what do you expect from de common man!
      As above so it is at de bottom!!!
      De heartless mentality starts at the top…… don’t be ignorant!!!!!!

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  7. Jonathan Y St Jean
    February 24, 2022

    See the Chinese ambassador spoke up on behalf of his people, yet Dominicans are killed in Guadeloupe and Antigua and the Skerritt administration is yet to put out a statement in support of Dominicans living in other places in the world. A clear and blatant lack of leadership.

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  8. Jonathan Y St Jean
    February 24, 2022

    It’s sad but was to be expected. It’s also sad that this unfortunate incident happens in Marigot. This will give the Skerritt controlled Tonton Makoot that passes as a police force reason to descend on the community of Marigot. I just hope that the laws and the citizens are respected. Wonder if the hospital in Marigot was fully functional if the guy wouldn’t have had a better chance of survival? All who reside in the country are exposed to the lawlessness that has swallowed the country in recent years. The Chinese man was a Dominican citizen by adoption and no citizen should have this happen to them. My condolences to his family. Wonder what effect this will have on the CBI program when word of this goes out?

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  9. dissident
    February 24, 2022

    When a Dominican national dies in police custody…….there is no investigation.
    And big people in society does threaten ordinary non laborite Dominican……how does de police handle dat!!!!!
    All you ignorant people never see it would get to dat point?????

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  10. Dominican Citizen/ National by Birth
    February 24, 2022

    Is he a Chinese national or Chinese with Dominican citizenship? If he carries Dominican citizenship and holds a Dominican passport, is he still a Chinese national, Chinese citizen, Dominican national, or Dominican citizen? I am confused but he is dead so investigations into the killing

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    • Garçon
      February 24, 2022

      No sense. The fact of the matter is someone was killed. What you are trying to do says a lot about your brain power. You all need to stop this as this is not a question of citizenship it’s about a crime committed within our borders.

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      • Mr. Nicholas
        February 25, 2022

        I remember a crime that was committed in the borders of the Dominica Police Force Roseau Headquarters…..but who cares?

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  11. dissident
    February 24, 2022

    Mr Chinese ambassador……. our police care nothing about Dominican nationals who are not laborite!!!!!!!!!
    And they quick to put us in the cell for protesting and expressing civil rights!!!!
    I am not willing to put down my rights and fight for someone else’s!
    Let de police show us how much they care about Chinese over native born Dominicans

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  12. As is
    February 24, 2022

    Very unfortunate incident. But tell the perpetrator to tie his waist cause Chiney in Charge.

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    • Righteous
      February 24, 2022

      Tie his waist because he murdered someone!!! Stop with all this nonsense mate. We always say that the police are not doing enough…are we doing enough as a society? Do we provide information when to investigators when we have information on crimes?

      As a society we all can and must do better.
      #OneLoveDominicans #OLD767

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  13. Dominican
    February 24, 2022

    My condolences to the family and justice for all.
    Some comments here makes no sense at all. Why are people taking offense of the Chinese ambassador’s remarks? I do not have to be Chinese to understand where he is coming from. There are Dominicans living all around the world that I would like for them to be safe and feel protected by whichever country’s government or police. It is like when I say “black lives matter” I do not mean other lives don’t matter also. If you can understand that, then you should not find any issues with what was said by the ambassador. 3, 4, even one homicide is too much. Black, Chinese, white, it doesn’t matter. Everybody needs protecting. I don’t want any Chinese bullying my people, and I also don’t want my people hurting each other or anyone else for that matter, and with that I am sorry for the lost of life. Again, my condolences to the family and justice for all.

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    • Nac
      February 24, 2022

      Our people have spent over 400 years being trodden under foot by a certain people, now another people trying to replace them to subjugate us in our born land, so sorry, no sympathy my end.
      In China we get less protection from their laws ask the many African brothers killed by Chinese in China.
      You people are so desperate to be like your oppressors, you subscribe to their non violence fakery while they continue to abuse and take what little you have, by stealth.
      What still amazes me is, how you people still think they have your best interest at heart.
      China is a massive country and it’s citizens have all the modern things in life, yet they leave all that to come to a little piece of rock for a better life, do me a favour, better still, wake up and Smell the coffee, they are here to take over, they are implanting their people while you sleep on their apparent benevolence. No condolences from me.

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      • Dlo koko
        August 26, 2022

        Cease the lies and anti-Chinese racism. No African ever been killed in China. Never. The white man want you to believe Chinese are a wicked criminal race but truth is the black man gets treated like royalty in China similar like how us Caribbeans treat the white man.

        My brother, you are safer in China than in Roseau.

  14. My Take
    February 24, 2022

    My condolences to the family of the deceased and to the People of China.

    We need a kinder, more tolerant nation. This does not happen overnight. It doesn’t happen by giving a single speech or handing down a sentence (or not) in a court of law. It happens through continuous and well-thought through reinforcement of good behavior. Every institution needs to assist in this regard. Family, society, education, and religious institutions must take a leading role in this effort if we want to see a better nation.

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    • Jey Jey
      February 24, 2022

      It’s a “one man’s nation,” So how do you intend to fix the problem? I’d like to know. Any thoughts? So many willfully blind people walking towards a cliff and bringing along their kind with them. The immediate solution is a change of government. Short of that is another variance on the horizon.

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  15. Ibo France
    February 24, 2022

    The statement from the Chinese ambassador gives the distinct impression that the Chinese living in Dominica are under constant threat and need special protection from the police.

    Three native Dominicans were murdered before this last homicide. This means that all citizens and residents need protection.

    The Police Force is reactive. No clear, precise strategies, plans nor measures are presently in place to curb crimes. But, they go around harassing, brutalizing, and arresting innocent, law abiding citizens.

    As I post, a law abiding citizen was picked up by the Mongoose Gang on trumped up charges, purportedly charged with TREASON. This is straight out of Putin’s playbook. This, in my opinion, is a clear breach of one’s human rights. How long will this continue without consequence to the abusers? Dominica is truly a unique place for all the wrong reasons.

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 29 Thumb down 12
  16. derp
    February 24, 2022

    that’s the second Chiney allu kill take care all those buildings and roads the building in Dominica start to crumble hope you all know Chinese NEVER forget

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  17. Jey Jey
    February 24, 2022

    A wake up call. If you can’t stand up in your own home; then you won’t be respected and taken seriously. You will be a “Zamann,” not a man.

    Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 12 Thumb down 11
  18. Toto
    February 24, 2022

    Sorry to hear that. That is the fourth homicide that I know in Dominica and will do nothing for good relations between the Chinese and natives.

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  19. KalingoJustice
    February 24, 2022

    :?: See how the Chinese ambassador and embassy has responded and give representation to its citizen :?: We as Natives are yet to receive such representation by the one-man rogue regime!!!

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  20. Joseph charles
    February 23, 2022

    So the embassy wants protection for Chinese nationals but will condone the Chinese national attacking the guys with “his” own cutlass .. wow, just wow!!

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    • Look it
      February 24, 2022

      Please explain.

      Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 3 Thumb down 13
  21. I Rebuke you!!!
    February 23, 2022

    Skerrit you need to keep special surveillance on Chinese nationals here because it seems as if you were paid to protect them at all cost and you failed here

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  22. Trouble I see
    February 23, 2022

    “We hope the government and police of Dominica will continue to protect the safety of Chinese nationals here,” the Chinese Embassy official official stated.

    Seems like the government and police of Dominica are paid a special fee just to protect Chinese nationals here man? I wonder if that was part of the secret MOU between Skerrit and China? Are Chinese nationals more important than Dominican nationals?

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  23. Ibo France
    February 23, 2022

    It’s always a sad event when someone loses his/her life especially by homicide. It’s as though we live in a post tranquil world. There is always war or rumours of war among nations or conflicts between individuals. It’s constant trouble and anarchy out there.

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 11 Thumb down 3
      February 24, 2022

      You, Ibo MALAPROP France , is a razor blade and very dangerous.
      Try to be part of the solution and not always being part of the problem.

      Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 8 Thumb down 19
      • Ibo France
        February 24, 2022

        KID, you were in self isolation for a lengthy period. The first thing you have done after emerging from your cell is to attack me. Your attacks against me are like trying to fill the Pacific Ocean with buckets of stones. Futile!

        My grandfather told me never to argue with a fool. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience. He added never to wrestle with a pig, it will drag you through the mud and the pig likes it anyway.

        The question is:- Why are so many disciples of the satanic ONE assaulting a famished, humble, conscious, law-abiding , patriotic person?

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  24. Money god
    February 23, 2022

    It’s sad but why is it the responsibility of the government and police to protect Chinese nationals here? Are they all ambassadors? Our government and police not even protecting us. So what makes chinese nationals so special. What if the deceased was the attacker? Tell those Chinese to leave our damn country for us tan. Our forefathers shed their blood defending our country for us man. I am not justifying what happened but the damn ambassador is out of place man

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    • Nac
      February 24, 2022

      Tell them again!!!!

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