'China backing Myanmar upheaval' is pure rumor, intended to sow discord: FM
Published: Feb 18, 2021 06:07 PM

Security guards are seen at the entrance of the City Hall in Yangon, Myanmar, Feb. 2, 2021. (Xinhua/Zhang Dongqiang)

 The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in response to claims that China backed the Myanmar upheaval and reports that some people in Myanmar said they will boycott Chinese goods, said these were pure rumors and intended to sow discord between China and Myanmar.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying made the remarks at a routine press conference on Thursday. Hua said China solemnly and responsibly states that the online allegations are nothing but rumors to disrupt China-Myanmar relations.

As a friendly neighbor of Myanmar, China hopes that all parties in the country can put the interests of its people first, handle differences under the constitutional and legal framework and restore political and social stability.

Both Myanmar's National League for Democracy and the country's army have good relations with China, and China does not want to see the current situation.

Hua said that China is seeking further information on the impact of the current situation on Chinese companies and citizens in Myanmar.

She noted that Chinese companies and citizens have made contributions to local development and China-Myanmar friendship. She hoped that Myanmar will take further measures to ensure their safety.

Global Times