BEIJING, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- China hoped Myanmar could properly solve its
domestic issue to safeguard the regional stability of its bordering area with
China, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Jiang Yu Friday.
Jiang made the remarks when asked to comment on media reports that the
confrontation between Myanmar government forces and an ethnic army in the Kokang
area of Shan state in northeastern Myanmar has triggered influx of Myanmar
border inhabitants into the Chinese territory.
She said China was paying close attention to the development of this issue
and had expressed its concern to Myanmar through the diplomatic channel.
"We also urge Myanmar to protect the safety and legal rights of Chinese
citizens in Myanmar," Jiang said.
A large number of panic-stricken Myanmar border inhabitants have fled to
neighboring Yunnan province in southwest China, according to the foreign affairs
office of the Yunnan provincial government.
Yunnan is helping them settle down in seven settlements with supply of life
necessities, medical care and disease control measures as humanitarian