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China orders citizens engaged in illegal activities in Myanmar to come home to face the music – but Covid-19 controls leave them stuck in limbo

Published Oct 02 2021 at 12:00 AM GMT
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  • More than 10,000 Chinese nationals who entered Myanmar illegally are now stuck in the country due to Covid-19 controls as the authorities warn their border defences are facing unprecedented pressures.
  • The Covid-19 command centre in Ruili, a city on the border between Yunnan and Myanmar, wrote on an online message board run by People’s Daily, the Communist Party’s mouthpiece, that an unstable political situation, a worsening epidemic in Myanmar and threats to remove emigrants’ residency rights….




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  • Published Oct 2, 2021 12:00 AM GMT