|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.
|Myanmar and China are said to be stepping up efforts to clamp down on the illegal timber trade. Seized timber in Kachin State on February 22, 2014. Photo: Mizzima|
The Myanmar and Chinese authorities plan to crack down on illegal timber trading routes along their long mutual border.