WORLD China stresses non-interference in Myanmar issue, urging dialogue

WORLD

China stresses non-interference in Myanmar issue, urging dialogue

CGTN

11:11, April 03, 2021

Demonstrators take cover behind a barricade during a protest in Mandalay, Myanmar, March 15, 2021. Photo: CGTN

Beijing has – on multiple occasions – stressed that no external force should interfere in Myanmar's internal problems, while urging dialogue to find a path out of the crisis.

That position was reiterated during State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi's recent meetings with officials from several Southeast Asian countries.

The Southeast Asian country's military took power on February 1, citing "election fraud" after losing heavily in the November 8, 2020 elections. Mass protests have been taking place since, as elected leaders including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, President U Win Myint remain in detention.

The protests have sometimes turned violent. Last month, 32 Chinese-invested garment companies were brutally smashed, set on fire and robbed. "They don't want it (money). All they have is, 'I don't like you Chinese being here in Myanmar'," Yangon factory owner Mr. Gu told CMG after the attack took place.

The Chinese embassy in Myanmar has asked local police to take strong measures to protect the safety of Chinese businesses and employees.


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