Protests in Myanmar escalate, Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs remarks

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Protests in Myanmar escalate   _   Escalation of demonstrations in Myanmar The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that demonstrations in many places in Myanmar to protest the military takeover of power have escalated. According to reports, the UN Special Envoy for Myanmar stated that 38 protesters in Myanmar were “killed by security forces” in various cities on the 3rd. It was the highest single-day death toll since the military took over on February 1, surpassing the 18 deaths announced by the United Nations Human Rights Office on February 28. In response, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on the 4th that China has been in contact with all parties in Myanmar and actively promoted the relaxation of the situation in Myanmar.

Wang Wenbin said at the regular press conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that day that China has been closely following the security situation in Myanmar and called on all parties to exercise restraint, properly handle differences within the constitution and legal framework, and maintain political and social stability. China has been in contact with all parties in Myanmar and actively promoted the relaxation of the situation in Myanmar. China supports ASEAN countries in adhering to the principles of non-interference in their internal affairs and consensus, committed to the unity and cooperation of the ASEAN family, and actively promoting the cooling of the situation in Myanmar through the ASEAN pipeline.

He also said that China believes that any action by the international community should contribute to Myanmar’s political and social stability, help Myanmar’s peaceful reconciliation, and avoid intensifying conflicts. China is willing to continue to play a constructive role in promoting the easing of the situation in Myanmar .

 

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