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Myanmar Crisis

As US decries Myanmar coup, China remains largely silent

International response split between democracies and authoritarian regimes

A Myanmar soldier guards city hall after soldiers seized the building in Yangon on Feb. 2   © Reuters

BANGKOK/WASHINGTON/BEIJING -- The reaction to the military takeover in Myanmar has highlighted a split in the international community between countries with different values.

The U.S. under President Joe Biden has signaled its intension to step up the pressure on the military. U.S. Department of State officials said Tuesday that it has determined that the seizure of power amounts to a "coup."

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