Friday, May 4, 2012

China issues warning to citizens

Friday, 04 May 2012 13:12 Mizzima News

(Mizzima) – China's Ministry of Commerce (MOC) has warned Chinese citizens or residents in Burma to exercise caution in Kachin State, as fighting between government forces and the Kachin Independence Organization increases.

Chinese firms and personnel should avoid traveling to northern Burma for business or other activities, and those who are already there should be on higher alert, according to an MOC statement on Thursday.

The safety situation is deteriorating in northern Burma since clashes intensified between government forces and local military groups, the statement said, quoting an unnamed MOC official.

Official media in Burma have reported a series of attacks and railway mine blasts by the ethnic Kachin Independence Army in northern Burma in the past week.

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