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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei's Remarks on Myanmar Freeing Chinese Loggers

2015-07-30

Q: According to media reports, the Myanmar side would free 155 Chinese jailed for illegal logging in an amnesty order signed by the president. What is China's comment on this?

A: We attach importance to relevant measures taken by the Myanmar side. The Chinese side has kept close communication with relevant Myanmar authorities on returning the 155 Chinese loggers after they were declared guilty of illegal logging by a Myanmar local court. This morning, the Myanmar side notified that they would be handed over to the Chinese side tomorrow.

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