For many days, almost every day, pro-democracy protesters in Myanmar gather outside the doors of the Chinese embassy in Yangon to express their opposition to the Chinese government. They hold up a banner in English accusing China of aiding the Burmese army in the coup earlier this month.
The protesters carried slogans such as “China is a shameful force”, “Myanmar’s military dictatorship is caused by China” and “Save Myanmar, don’t support the dictator”.
In January of this year, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with a number of Burmese officials, including General Ang Aung Hlaing, who came to power in the February 1 coup. During the Nay Pyi Taw meeting, General Ang Aung Hlaing, who wanted to become Myanmar’s president, repeatedly pointed out that widespread fraud in the November elections last year led to Aung. San Suu Kyi came to power.
Under pressure, Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Mr. Tran Hai (Chen Hai) said that “Beijing did not expect a political crisis in Myanmar”, saying that rumors that China had maneuvered the technology was ridiculous. Technicians from the Air Force and the Army to help strengthen the Myanmar Army regime.
“The Chinese Enterprise Chamber in Myanmar” has also openly denied the rumor that “recently many Chinese planes have flown to Myanmar, mainly to transport competent technical personnel.” The flight between China and Myanmar claimed that “are normal import-export cargo flights, the news on the Internet is just rumor.”
Originally, after China refused to condemn Myanmar’s military coup, people began to speculate on Beijing’s support for the Myanmar military.
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During a special meeting of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council on February 12, China and Russia declared themselves “opposed to this meeting”. The representative of China, Ambassador Tran Xuc (Chen Xu), said the international community should “respect the sovereignty, political independence, territorial integrity and national unity of Myanmar.”
On February 3, China and Russia blocked the UN Security Council from issuing a statement condemning the Burmese military. After the February 1 coup, Chinese state media called it “a major ministerial reorganization.”
Deutsche Welle (Germany) said, “People have noticed that Chinese officials avoid using the term ‘military coup’, instead calling it ‘large-scale government reorganization’; the call which corresponds to the constant policy of Beijing is not to interfere in the internal affairs of other countries. ”
Al Jazeera, the international media channel based in Doha, Qatar, quoting Beijing-based political analyst Einar Tangen, stressed that “the Chinese government loves Aung San Suu Kyi”, believes that its economic and trade books could make Myanmar a ” fortress of stability in Southeast Asia. “However, Beijing does not want to condemn the military regime” because China has a hard principle not to interfere in the internal affairs of other countries, because it does not don’t want their policies in Hong Kong and Xinjiang to suffer. From international criticism. “
The slogan of a protester from Myanmar wrote: “If this is a domestic problem in another country, why are you helping the military?”
The relationship between China and the Myanmar military regime has a long history. Deutsche Welle said that due to international sanctions Myanmar’s military regime still had to rely on neighboring China to purchase weapons because it was under embargo by other countries.
Al Jazeera also quoted Edith Mirante, director of the Myanmar information project for human rights and environmental issues, as saying that Europe and the United States have imposed an arms embargo on Myanmar since. 1960. China was the arms seller to the Myanmar army, so Myanmar was one of the poorest countries in the world. “Clearly, China can do whatever it wants, where it wants,” the newspaper wrote.
At the time, he said, the military government was “extremely keen on foreign exchange”, opening up Myanmar’s closed economy to foreign investment and granting mining concessions to Chinese companies. Kingdom, resulting in the destruction of vast forests in northern Myanmar. “It’s a terrible deprivation of resources,” she said.