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Chinese FM discusses Myanmar in border province after bombing

People's Daily Online

(Xinhua) 20:10, March 17, 2015

BEIJING, March 17 -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi was in Yunnan province, which borders the conflict-hit Myanmar, on Monday to discuss with officials plans to protect the life and property safety of local Chinese, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Tuesday.

The meeting came after a bomb dropped by a Myanmar warplane killed four and injured nine others in Lincang city last week.

'Wang and leading provincial officials exchanged views on the current situation and discussed ways to deal with it,' the spokesman Hong Lei said at a daily news briefing, without giving more details.

They studied ways to safeguard border peace, protect life and property safety for local Chinese, and overall bilateral ties, Yunnan Daily reported on Tuesday.

The conflict in north Myanmar's Kokang region has lasted for more than a month, severely impacting the border region's peace and stability. China has urged conflicting parties to 'take China's concerns seriously' and show restraint so as to restore order at the border.

Chinese fighter jets patrolled the China-Myanmar border after the deadly bombing in order to 'track, monitor, warn and chase away' Myanmar military planes flying close to the Chinese side.

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