In Mongolia, there have been large-scale demonstrations in recent days. A large number of protesters launched a movement to occupy the central government building on Monday (5th), and the scene was quite out of control.

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[Instant News/Comprehensive Report] In Mongolia, which is sandwiched between China and Russia, large-scale demonstrations have taken place recently. A large number of protesters launched a movement to occupy the central government building on Monday (5th), and the scene was quite out of control.

According to comprehensive foreign media reports, about 86% of Mongolia's export commodities are sold to China, more than half of which are coal.

However, a few days ago it was reported that 6.5 million tons of coal that the country should have supplied to China with a value of approximately US$1.8 billion (approximately NT$55 billion) "disappeared". Massive protests broke out in Ulaanbaatar demanding the government be held accountable for the lost coal.

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Protesters launched a movement to occupy government offices on Monday. A large number of people gathered at the "National Palace" where the Mongolian government agencies are located (where the Mongolian Congress, the President, and the Prime Minister's Office are located) and demonstrated loudly. The protesters wanted to break into the gate of the National Palace. Videos posted on the Internet showed the police struggling to prevent the crowd from occupying the government building.

In response to the coal theft allegations, Mongolian Deputy Prime Minister and Economic Development Minister Khuril Baatar Simeda claimed that state-owned coal company Erdenes Tavan Tolgoi and state-owned investment company Erdenes Mongol were involved in the criminal scheme, although he did not present evidence.

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Protesters are trying to storm the Government Building in Mongolia after reports that state officials have stolen large quantities of coal.



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— Visegrád 24 (@visegrad24) December 5, 2022

Protesters in #Mongolia are trying to storm the Government House. The road to the prime minister's residence has already been blocked by police.



According to media reports, protests in the country erupted after reports that officials had stolen large quantities of coal. pic.twitter .com/SlzsVMh3wS

— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) December 5, 2022

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Riots broke out in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) due to the disappearance of $12 billion worth of coal that the country was supposed to supply to China.



According to protesters, corrupt officials are responsible for the missing coal and the situation is heating up and threatens to escalate into an open clash with security forces.

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