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Myanmar Crisis

China treads lightly on Myanmar coup with billions at stake

Beijing needs stability to complete strategic Belt and Road projects

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, left, with Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, in Naypyitaw. Wang traveled to Myanmar in January to sign agreements related to the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor.    © AP

BANGKOK -- China has maintained a guarded approach in its response to last month's coup in Myanmar, with many in Southeast Asian diplomatic circles saying Beijing sees the unrest as a threat to the massive investment it poured into the country over the decadelong transition to democracy.

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