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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar's brutal violence spurs ASEAN diplomacy: 5 things to know

Summit on horizon as crisis creates 'additional irritant' for US and China

SINGAPORE/TOKYO -- The Myanmar military's coup and deadly crackdown on protesters have sent shock waves beyond the country's borders, touching off a rush of diplomacy.

The 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which includes Myanmar, is inching toward an emergency summit after repeated calls from Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. Global powers, namely the U.S. and China, are simultaneously urging an end to the violence while also looking out for their own interests and regional influence.

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