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Beijing Leans Into Ties With Myanmar’s Military Government as Ethnic Rebels Capture More Territory Near Chinese Border

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Sun Weidong wrapped up a three-day meeting to Myanmar on Saturday that included talks with junta leader Min Aung Hlaing. Image via Xinhua.

Senior Chinese officials wrapped up a series of high-level talks with the leadership in Myanmar over the weekend amid a worsening insurgency that is now spilling over the border into China.

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Sun Weidong concluded a three-day visit to Yangon on Saturday that included meetings with junta leader Min Aung Hlaing, where the two discussed the deteriorating security situation along their border.

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