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China’s air force has sent several batches of warplanes since March 13 to track, monitor, warn and chase away Myanmar’s military planes flying close to China’s territory. China’s air force always keeps high alert and close watch on the air situation. Recently, the PLA Air Force has specially strengthened its monitor and control over the air situations in the border areas between China and Myanmar, according to Shen Jinke. Col. Shen pointed out that China’s air force will adopt measures to strengthen its response action against any air situation in China-Myanmar border areas, so as to safeguard China’s airspace sovereignty. Chinese fighter jets patrolled over the China-Myanmar borders after the deadly bombing to “track, monitor, warn and chase away” Myanmar military planes flying close to the Chinese side. BEIJING, March 15 (Xinhua) — China has both responsibility and ability to safeguard the stability of its border areas with Myanmar, Premier Li Keqiang said on Sunday. His remarks came two days after Beijing lodged representations to Myanmar on the deadly bombing in a Chinese city bordering the conflict-hit country. A bomb dropped by a Myanmar warplane on Friday killed four Chinese people and injured nine others in Lincang of Yunnan Province. “What happened was deeply distressing,” Li said at a press conference after the conclusion of China’s annual legislative session. “We have responsibility and ability to firmly safeguard stability in the border areas between the two countries and protect the life and property of our people.” China has warned that it will take a “firm and decisive action” to protect the safety of its people if any further deadly stray fire incident happens again. Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission Fan Changlong has urged Myanmar to punish the perpetrators, as well as apologize to and compensate the families of the victims.
Myanmar has said the bomb may have been lobbed by rebels it is fighting in the Kokang region bordering China.
“We would like to express our deep sorrow for (the) death and injuries of Chinese nationals living in border areas as a consequence,”