China: Violence is raging in Myanmar, China started live-firing practice on its border in fear
China calls for ceasefire after clashes in Myanmar border area. Unrest in the border area is continuously causing trouble for China. Nevertheless, China has become extremely cautious and vigilant about conflicts taking place on the common border. The PLA Daily said China has urged ethnic rebels and Myanmar security forces to start peaceful talks to normalize the situation.
China called for a ceasefire amid increasing clashes along the Myanmar border. However, China will continue live-firing exercises along its border aimed at testing the mobility, border control capabilities and firepower of military units, so that the People's Liberation Army remains prepared for any emergency.'
Myanmar is largely dependent on China
Let us tell you that Myanmar is heavily dependent on trade with China, which especially includes import of manufactured goods and export of agricultural products. Unrest in the border area of Myanmar is continuously causing trouble for China. Nevertheless, China has become extremely cautious and vigilant about conflicts taking place on the common border. Let us tell you that there is a huge amount of drug smuggling and people smuggling on this border.
Chinese citizens are being targeted
Cyber crimes targeting Chinese victims have become a major concern. China is continuously making efforts to arrest groups and criminals based in Myanmar and other countries.
"China is deeply concerned about the conflicts in Myanmar and urges ethnic rebels and Myanmar security forces to start peaceful negotiations to normalize the situation," the military's newspaper PLA Daily said. The live-fire exercise, which began on Saturday, will boost soldiers' sense of responsibility and alertness and will continue for several days, the newspaper said.
Legal trade with China stopped amid clashes
The Myanmar government reported that almost all legal trade with China had been halted. Meanwhile, the Kiin-San-Kyawat border gate, one of five major trading gates in Muze Township in northern Shan State, was seized on Saturday. Its largest trade area is with China. This is the fourth border captured by coalition forces in a month of intense fighting. Chinese police also reportedly fired tear gas to disperse people taking shelter near the border fence.