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China caught between a rock and a hard place as anti-China sentiment runs high in Myanmar

Myanmar police place barricades in front of the Chinese Embassy in Yangon as protesters march past on Feb 12, 2021. PHOTO: NYTIMES
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SINGAPORE - Anti-China sentiment is running high in Myanmar, what with many people in the country believing that Beijing supported the military in its Feb 1 coup.

Protesters have demonstrated in front of the Chinese embassy in Yangon, shouting "Shame on you, China" and carrying placards accusing Beijing of complicity. One of them read: "Myanmar's military dictatorship is made in China".

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