Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

AFRICA NEWS

Ebola virus : Liberia shuts most border points

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

"What would you do?"

Read more

DEBATE

Too Late for Sanctions? Pressure Mounts on Russia over Ukraine (part 2)

Read more

DEBATE

Too Late for Sanctions? Pressure Mounts on Russia over Ukraine

Read more

FOCUS

As France’s Carrefour pulls out, what next for India’s retail market?

Read more

#TECH 24

Internet of Things

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - July 25th, 2014 (part 2)

Read more

REPORTERS

Halal tourism on the rise

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - July 25th, 2014

Read more

  • Israel warns of ‘prolonged’ campaign in Gaza

    Read more

  • In pictures: From Gaza to Mosul, bittersweet end of Ramadan for Muslims

    Read more

  • France offers asylum to Iraqi Christians

    Read more

  • Tripoli threatened by out of control blaze

    Read more

  • Moroccan police arrest French al-Qaeda recruiter

    Read more

  • Washington accuses Moscow of violating arms treaty, agrees on tougher sanctions with European partners

    Read more

  • French mayor files complaint against US father who risked kids’ lives on Mont Blanc

    Read more

  • French footballer Griezmann headed to Atletico Madrid

    Read more

  • Luc Besson’s sci-fi thriller ‘Lucy’ tops US box office

    Read more

  • Video: Slaviansk mourns mass grave victims

    Read more

  • France honours those lost on Air Algérie Flight AH5017

    Read more

  • Video: Ethiopia turns to wine to boost image, economy

    Read more

  • Thousands gather in Marseille in support of Israel

    Read more

  • As France’s Carrefour pulls out, what next for India’s retail market?

    Read more

  • Liberia tightens border controls to curb Ebola outbreak

    Read more

  • The centenary of Austria-Hungary’s calamitous last hurrah

    Read more

  • Nibali joins elite group with Tour de France win

    Read more

Asia-pacific

Fighting on Chinese border kills one, injures several

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-08-29

Fresh fighting has erupted in north-east Burma, following days of violent clashes on or across the border with China. The region is now home to tens of thousands of ethnic Kokang refugees fleeing clashes with Burmese troops.

REUTERS - Fresh fighting in northeast Myanmar erupted on Saturday morning, after days of clashes that killed at least one person on Chinese territory and sent dozens of wounded to hospitals along the Chinese border.


Tens of thousands have fled to the border town of Nansan in China’s Yunnan province this month after clashes in Kokang in Myanmar’s Shan state, following the deployment of Myanmar government troops in the area.


One person was killed and several people were injured by a bomb thrown across the Chinese border on Friday, He Yongchun, deputy president of Yunnan branch of the Chinese Red Cross told the China Daily.


A man surnamed Li from a health centre in Nansan said at least one person was killed and two local farmers wounded in the fighting, without giving details. It was unclear if he was referring to the same incident reported by China Daily.


“We have received at least 22 injured people sent from Nansan. Most of them are from Myanmar,” a woman working at the surgical department of Zhenkang People’s Hospital told Reuters by phone. Nansan is a town in Zhenkang county.


China has called on Myanmar to maintain stability in the border region and urged more measures to protect the security and legal rights of Chinese citizens there.


Beijing is one of Myanmar’s few diplomatic backers, often coming to the rescue when it is subjected to pressure by Western governments over issues such as the imprisonment of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.


A fresh wave of “furious” fighting erupted in the border area at around 8:15 Saturday morning and is continuing, according to a report on the website of the Chinese newspaper Global Times (www.huanqiu.com).


Reports from Chinese media and Myanmar groups in exile said the fighting began after the Myanmar military, allied with a local splinter group, took control of facilities run by the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army in Laogai, the capital of Shan state. The MNDAA had observed a ceasefire since 1989.
 

Date created : 2009-08-29

COMMENT(S)