4,000 have returned to Laogai, says China

A total of 2,458 internally displaced people have returned to Laogai [Laukkai], as the situation there has improved, Chinese state media reported on Friday, citing official sources. The IDPs were said to include those from Kongyan and Nyaukhwam and Borderpost 125. They were brought back by military vehicles, the report said. An additional 1,314 Laogai residents returned recently who had taken shelter in Lashio, Xinhua said.