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China supporting Burmese military in Kokang rebellion

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Wednesday February 18, 2015

Boxun has learned that, after hostilities broke out,Kokang  autonomous region head Baisuo Cheng fled to China and asked for political asylum. But Beijing refused his request, and escorted Baisuo Cheng to an area controlled by the Burmese government.

So far China’s official media reports that Beijing is supporting the Burmese government and army.

Burma state television reported on the evening of Tuesday February 17, 2015 that President Thein Sein signed a presidential decree immediately implementing a 90-day state of emergency in the Kokang Autonomous Region, and the military assumed all local political powers.

On Tuesday February 17, 2015 the Kokang National Democratic Alliance Army announced on the Internet that they already control more than 8o percent of Kokang’s land. In addition to the areas outside the autonomous region capital’s military strongholds, other military strongholds in Kokang have already been eliminated by the Kokang National Democratic Alliance Army. The military strongholds that haven’t been captured are already encircled by the Kokang National Democratic Alliance Army.

Burma media reported that from Monday February 9, 2015 to Thursday February 12, 2015, government troops and the Kokang National Democratic Alliance Army fought 13 battles. 47 government military soldiers were killed, 73 injured. The Kokang National Democratic Alliance Army had more than 20 soldiers killed. The government military also captured a bunch of firearms and ammunition. Boxun understands that the total numbers are more than 120 injured and more than 60 killed.


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