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Patrol strengthened along the China-Myanmar border

By Wang Qingyun and Zhang Zhihao | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2016-11-30 17:46

Defense ministry spokesman Yang Yujun said China has strengthened its patrol forces near the Myanmar border to deal with any possible emergencies and safeguard the national sovereignty and the lives and properties of the people in border areas.

Yang made the remarks at a monthly press conference on Wednesday. He voiced the concerns over the recent military conflicts in Northern Myanmar and urged all parties in the conflicts to take concrete and effective measures to prevent such clashes from happening.

Actions and precautions have been taken to reinforce the border control and deal with all kinds of emergencies, Yang added. Meanwhile, the Chinese military, in cooperation with the local government, has taken in some Myanmar inhabitants who fled to the Chinese territory and tried to restore order along the border.

Military conflicts broke out in the border area in northern Myanmar's Shan state early days ago with an alliance of three ethnic armed groups launching simultaneous and surprise attacks on government military outposts and police stations in Muse and Kutkai townships as well as a border trade center there, Xinhua reported.

Chen Qiqi contributed to the story.

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