China lodges protest with Myanmar after land mine injures one on border

(From Reuters)

China says it has lodged a protest with Myanmar after a land mine injured its citizen on their common border, the latest incident of cross-border conflict to strain ties between the neighbours.

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China has repeatedly demanded effective action from Myanmar to contain fighting along the border between the Myanmar military and ethnic minority rebels.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said the person was injured by a land mine on Sunday but she did not say where the explosion happened.

“This situation is under further investigation. We express serious concern over this,” she said. “The Chinese side has already made solemn representations to Myanmar and demanded that Myanmar take effective measures to avoid the future occurrence of a similar situation and prevent the conflict in north Myanmar from endangering the security of Chinese people’s lives and property.” Read More



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