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China Boosts Support for Myanmar Army, Countering U.S. Sanctions

  • Policy is ‘not affected’ by situation in Myanmar, Beijing says
  • Asia has been reluctant to follow the U.S. in punishing regime

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China says its policy toward Myanmar remains unaffected by the country’s domestic situation, bolstering support for a regime that has faced multiple rounds of sanctions from the U.S. and its Western allies following a coup four months ago.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his counterpart Wunna Maung Lwin during a meeting on Tuesday in Chongqing that Beijing would continue implementing bilateral projects in the Southeast Asian nation, Myanmar state broadcaster MRTV reported.