Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Chinese Military Put On Alert As Fighting In Myanmar Threatens The Border

CSM: Fighting in northeastern Myanmar puts China's army on alert

After an attack by ethnic separatists near China's border with Myanmar, China said that its military would act to protect its citizens.

Fighting broke out on the border between Myanmar (also called Burma) and China on Sunday when several armed groups in Muse and Kutkai, towns in northeastern Myanmar’s Shan state, attacked military and police posts there.

The Chinese government reported that eight people were killed and 29 wounded in the confrontation overnight on Sunday. The country’s defense ministry, in a statement on its website, urged caution and peace to avoid greater damage, and said it was providing shelter for some people who fled across the Myanmar border to escape the fighting.

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More News On The Chinese Military Being Put On Alert As Fighting In Myanmar Threatens The Border Region

China puts army on high alert after fierce clashes in northern Myanmar -- International Business Times
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Fearing Spillover of Rebel Attacks, Police Step up Security in Myanmar’s Kachin State -- Radio Free Asia
Myanmar faces new crisis as ethnic armies attack military -- Irish Times
Thousands flee into China as Myanmar clashes intensify -- Shanghai Daily
China says 3,000 flee Myanmar after fighting along border -- Reuters
China Says It Is Caring for Refugees From Myanmar Fighting -- AP
China Looks for new Approach as Myanmar Conflict Threatens Border -- VOA
Who and what are behind Myanmar’s long-running civil war on China’s doorstep? -- South China Morning Post

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