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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.
Myanmar police place barricades in front of the Chinese Embassy in Yangon as protesters march past on Feb 12, 2021.PHOTO: NYTIMES

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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