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China denies sending equipment, experts to Myanmar to control internet

China on Wednesday refuted reports of sending IT experts and supplying equipment to help the Myanmar military to regulate the internet to control the mass protests against the coup.

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Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

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Demonstrators hold up images of Aung San Suu Kyi during a protest outside the Embassy of Myanmar in Bangkok.

on Wednesday refuted reports of sending IT experts and supplying equipment to help the military to regulate the internet to control the mass protests against the coup.

"There have been false information and rumours about on issues relating to Myanmar, which can serve as a reminder that one should not be too credulous of similar claims," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin told a media briefing here.

He was replying to a question on reports about rumours from that has sent equipment and IT experts to to help control the internet and impose news blackouts.

"I haven't heard about anything like that," Wang said.

"As Myanmar's friendly neighbour, China is following the situation in Myanmar and hopes that parties in Myanmar will bear in mind national development and stability, properly handle their differences under the constitutional and legal framework and maintain political and social stability," Wang said.

Since the military coup ousting the elected government headed by de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, China has opposed sanctions and called for actions by the community to contribute to Myanmar's political-social stability and peace and reconciliation so as to avoid escalation of tensions.

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First Published: Wed, February 10 2021. 21:41 IST
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