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‘China stands beside Myanmar on Rohingya issue’

  • Published at 08:09 pm August 24th, 2019
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Army Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and Chinese Ambassador for Myanmar Chen Hai at a meeting in Naypyidaw on Thursday MYANMAR DEFENCE SERVICES

Bangladesh is now hosting over 1.1 million Rohingyas and most of them entered the country since August 25, 2017

Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar, Chen Hai has assured of continuing its support to Myanmar on Rohingya issue saying Beijing stands beside Napyitaw, The Irrawaddy reported quoting an army website.

During a meeting with Myanmar Army Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing on Thursday, Chen Hai reiterated that China stands with Myanmar when it comes to international pressure over the Rohingya crisis in Rakhine State.

The Office of the commander-in-chief released a brief statement about the discussions between Chen and Min Aung Hlaing, saying the Chinese envoy highlighted three key points: Beijing does not accept international pressure on Myanmar regarding the Rohingya and human rights; it seriously condemns the recent violent attacks in northern Shan State and Mandalay Region’s garrison town of Pyin Oo Lwin; and it “would continue to support Myanmar’s peace process and possible ways to improve peace dialogue” with ethnic rebel groups.

UN investigators urged world leaders on Monday to impose targeted financial sanctions on companies linked to the Myanmar military, and said foreign firms doing business with them could be complicit in international crimes.

A panel of human rights experts identified scores of companies tied to the army, which controls vast swathes of Myanmar's economy through holding firms and their subsidiaries, and is accused by the UN of executing a campaign with "genocidal intent" against the Rohingya minority.

Bangladesh is currently hosting over 1.1 million Rohingyas and most of them entered the country since August 25, 2017

More than 730,000 Rohingya, members of a persecuted Muslim minority, fled Myanmar's Rakhine state into Bangladesh amid a military-led crackdown in August 2017 that the UN and Western countries have said included mass killings and gang-rapes.