Burma remains one of the world’s largest producers of illicit drugs, including opium, heroin and methamphetamines.
The two warships, the Xiangtan and the Zhoushan, were greeted by senior Burmese military officers, China’s ambassador to Burma, and Chinese students.
A high-ranking officer accused of giving orders to kill five villagers in Shan State has denied the charge, saying that he only told his subordinates to “clear them out”.
A group of men from a village in central Burma destroyed a mosque in the first serious outburst of inter-religious violence in months.
Burma’s President-elect Htin Kyaw told parliament on Monday the decision to reorganise the country’s administrative structure was to save money which could be used on other sectors.
Australian Alan Morison and Thai national Chutima Sidasathian had been sued by a Thai naval officer on charges of defamation and the Computer Crimes Act.