China asks Myanmar to 'lower temperature' on border

March 5, 2015 1:58 AM

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BEIJING (Reuters) - Myanmar must ensure lower temperatures along its border with China and all parties must exercise restraint, a senior Chinese official told a Myanmar envoy, following clashes that have pushed refugees into China.

Myanmar has accused Chinese mercenaries of fighting with ethnic Chinese rebels against the government in the northern region of Kokang, and has sought China's cooperation to prevent "terrorist attacks" launched from its territory.

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