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China issues safety warning to citizens traveling to Rio Olympics

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NBC Sports Faces Safety Concerns in Rio

China's foreign ministry has issued a safety warning to Chinese tourists visiting Brazil for the Olympics, the official China Daily reported on Saturday.

SEE MORE: Everything you need to know about the Rio Olympics

The ministry has warned Chinese tourists to leave jewelry and watches at their hotel, not carry backpacks or use cell phones, adding that they should not try to fight with robbers, the report said, citing a statement by the foreign ministry.

The report said four Chinese officials from the China Anti-Doping Agency were the victims of an armed robbery two days after arriving.

THE POLLUTED WATERS OF RIO:

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Environment Institute of Rio de Janeiro State (INEA) staffers collect a bed mattress as the tide moves away from the 'eco-barrier' set up to catch floating debris before they enter Guanabara Bay at the mouth of the Meriti river, in Duque de Caxias, next to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 20, 2016. / AFP / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
View of floating debris carried by the tide and caught by the 'eco-barrier' before entering Guanabara Bay, at the mouth of Meriti river in Duque de Caxias, next to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 20, 2016. / AFP / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
View of floating debris carried by the tide and caught by the 'eco-barrier' before entering Guanabara Bay, at the mouth of Meriti river in Duque de Caxias, next to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 20, 2016. / AFP / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
View of floating debris carried by the tide and caught by the 'eco-barrier' before entering Guanabara Bay, at the mouth of Meriti river in Duque de Caxias, next to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 20, 2016. / AFP / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
Men work cleaning up the garbage next to an ecobarrier at Meriti River which flows into Guanabara Bay, in Duque de Caxias, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 20, 2016. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
Men work cleaning up the garbage next to an ecobarrier at Meriti River which flows into Guanabara Bay, in Duque de Caxias, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 20, 2016. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 18: A boy reaches for a ball along a polluted canal in the Mare favela community complex on July 18, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Polluted canals in Rio such as this one empty in Guanabara Bay. The Mare complex is one of the largest favela complexes in Rio and is challenged by violence, pollution and poverty. The Rio 2016 Olympic Games begin August 5. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Men work cleaning up the garbage next to an ecobarrier at Meriti River which flows into Guanabara Bay, in Duque de Caxias, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 20, 2016. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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