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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar crisis drags China into chaos after factories torched

Beijing warns of 'drastic action' to defend interests

YANGON/BANGKOK -- Attacks on Chinese-financed factories in Yangon have drawn an angry response from Beijing, which is being dragged into the mounting chaos in Myanmar despite its attempts to stay on the sidelines.

After a number of Chinese factories near Yangon were attacked by unidentified groups over the weekend, China warned that it might consider "more drastic action" to defend its interests.

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