Stray artillery shells land on Chinese territory injuring five civilians, as conflict intensifies between Burmese government forces and Kokang rebels.
Chinese armed forces are on high alert in the Sino-Burmese border region as clashes between Burmese soldiers and rebels continue in Kokang.
Lincang government says it is doing everything possible to provide safe havens for Kokang refugees, and is providing physical and medical aid at shelters.
Beijing rejects accusations by Burma’s military that it is involved in assisting Kokang rebels or that it allows them to stage operations from Chinese soil.
Medics and aid workers say humanitarian supplies are fast drying up for the thousands of Kokang civilians who fled their homes to take refuge in shelters.
Tens of thousands of Kokang civilians, mostly women, children and the elderly, have flooded across the Chinese border into the town of Nansan following three days of intense clashes between…