China denies hundreds of Chinese nationals trapped in Myanmar

January 20, 2015 9:04 AM

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Tuesday denied a state media report that hundreds of Chinese citizens were trapped by fighting between government troops and insurgents in northern Myanmar.

The comments by China's Foreign Ministry came a day after the state-backed Global Times reported that Chinese nationals were among 2,000 civilians trapped in the northern state of Kachin, which borders southern China, where the Myanmar military has been battling the rebel Kachin Independence Army (K...

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