|Chinese workers of Wanbao copper mine at the copper mine in Sarlingyi township in Monywa, Sagaing Division in Myanmar on May 23, 2014. Photo: Bo Bo/Mizzima|
Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Ms Hua Chunying called a New York Times editorial, entitled "The plunder of Myanmar," a distortion of the facts, according to a report in Xinhua on January 27.
|A total of 483 vehicles used in illegal timber logging impounded by the local authorities in Kachin State from January 2 to 5, 2015. Photo: MOI|
BEIJING (AFP) - Authorities in Myanmar have detained 155 Chinese nationals for illegal logging, China's foreign ministry said January 21, denying reports that its citizens had been trapped by an armed conflict there.
|Media reports say 100 foreigners and 20 Myanmar nationals have been arrested at the beginning of January in connection with illegal logging in Kachin State. Aerial view of logging trucks in Kachin State in January 2015. Photo: Ministry of Defence|
More than 100 foreigners and 20 Myanmar nationals have been arrested for illegal logging in an area of Kachin State near the border with China, media reports said on January 6.