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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

250 Chinese Deported

VLADIVOSTOK, Far East () -- Russian authorities deported 250 Chinese from the Far Eastern city of Ussuriisk on Tuesday in a massive police sweep because their visas had run out.

The deportations followed disputes among Chinese traders, who bring food and consumer goods to sell in Russia, Interfax reported, citing a police spokesman in the Primorsky region, on Russia's Pacific coast. Some of the traders come to Russia on tourist visas.

The 250 deportees were among 500 Chinese detained in the sweep, the report said.