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Tens of Thousands of Chinese Expats Stranded in Burma Following Military Coup

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Tens of Thousands of Chinese Expats Stranded in Burma Following Military Coup

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Burma’s military launched a coup in the early morning of Feb. 1, and said it would impose a state of emergency for one year. At present, there are tens of thousands of mainland Chinese business entrepreneurs and workers in Burma, also known as Myanmar. Previously, the Chinese regime said that due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, overseas Chinese citizens were restricted from returning to China. Since the military coup, the Chinese regime has not addressed the situation of its citizens in Burma or extended any help to them. Mr. Chen, who works in the media industry in Yangon, told Radio Free Asia (RFA) that after the coup, local communications were cut off. People were panic buying and there were bank runs. Soon after, banks and self-service ATMs were closed, and shopping malls only accepted cash. People in Yangon are still unsure about the situation, and the atmosphere in the street …

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