China says more than 20,000 people from Myanmar seeking refuge in China

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Posted: Mar 09, 2017 2:48 AM

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday more than 20,000 people from Myanmar are seeking refuge in China from fighting in northern Myanmar.

Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the comments at a regular media briefing in Beijing.

(Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Writing by Philip Wen; Editing by Paul Tait)