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China-Myanmar Ties Further Strained After Truck Convoy Torched After Crossing Border Into Myanmar

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Myanmar’s beleaguered military government is accusing insurgents of torching dozens of trucks carrying goods from China, as Myanmar’s factional fighting further destabilizes the two countries’ border and strains relations.

The fire on Friday in the town of Muse — recorded in dramatic footage — came as the Chinese ambassador to Myanmar met top officials in the capital Naypyidaw for talks on border stability after recent signs that their relationship has come under rare stress.

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