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China Urges ‘Friendly Talks’ With Myanmar on Dam Project

October 01, 2011

Oct. 1 (Bloomberg) -- China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs called for “friendly talks” after Myanmar suspended the construction of a hydroelectric dam being built by both nations.

China has always upheld “mutual respect” and “mutual benefit” in cooperation with other countries, the ministry said today on its website. Other governments should also respect the lawful and appropriate rights of Chinese companies, it said.

“The Myitsone dam is a joint venture between China and Myanmar,” according to the statement. “Both sides should have friendly talks over matters related to the project.”

--Feiwen Rong. Editors: John Chacko, Digby Lidstone

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