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    Four Britons among foreigners arrested in China

    Abstract:Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption (File photo) They were arrested in the city of Xuzhou in Ji

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      (File photo) They were arrested in the city of Xuzhou in Jiangsu province

      Four Britons have been arrested in the Chinese province of Jiangsu, the British embassy in Beijing has said.

      The BBC understands the arrests are part of an operation last week that saw seven foreign teachers and nine foreign students from an international education firm detained.

      Police said all 16 foreigners tested positive for drug use, but did not specify the type of drugs involved.

      There are extremely severe penalties for drug offences in China.

      It is not clear what the nationalities of the other foreigners are.

      “We are in contact with the Chinese authorities following the arrest of four British people in Jiangsu province, and are providing consular assistance,” the British embassy said.

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      On Tuesday, the Xuzhou Public Security Bureau, located in Jiangsu province, posted a statement on Chinese social media site Weibo saying police had successfully cracked a drug-related case.

      It said it had arrested 19 people, including 16 foreigners.

      It did not name the school involved, but Xinhua later confirmed that the teachers and students were from the Switzerland-based Education First (EF) Centre.

      The EF centre told Xinhua it had a “zero tolerance” policy towards drugs, adding that it was deeply regretful that some of its teachers were involved.

      It said the drug-related incident had taken place during “non-work” hours.

      EF first entered China in 1998 and has around 2,000 English teachers now based in the country.

      The company says it hires teachers full time, on 12-month contracts and says there is no need for its teachers to speak Chinese to teach in China.

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