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Myanmar to compensate bombing victims

 Myanmar to compensate bombing victims

Myanmar government has offered 70,000 yuan (about US$11,222) in compensation to each of the families of those killed in the bombings in the Yunnan border province, Global Times newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Some representatives of Myanmar said the maximum compensation for fatalities in the Kokang region is 20,000 yuan. China has yet to respond to the proposed compensation.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi went to Yunnan on Monday to discuss with officials plans to protect the life and property of local Chinese, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Tuesday.

The meeting came after a bomb dropped by a Myanmar warplane killed four and injured nine others in Lincang city last week.

Chinese fighter jets patrolled the China-Myanmar border after the deadly bombing. After strong protests by Chinese government and the military, no Myanmar military plane is currently flying over the Kokang region.

The conflict in north Myanmar's Kokang region has lasted for more than a month, severely impacting the border region's peace and stability. China has urged conflicting parties to "take China's concerns seriously" and show restraint so as to restore order at the border.

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