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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei's Remarks

Q: The Parliament of the Union of Myanmar reportedly declared on September 30 that President U Thein Sein would shelve the Myitsone Dam project under China-Myanmar cooperation during his tenure. What is China's comment?

A: The Chinese Government always supports Chinese enterprises cooperating with enterprises of other countries based on the principle of mutual respect, mutual benefit and equality, requires them to perform duties and fulfill obligations in strict accordance with laws and regulations of the host country and urges relevant government to protect the legal and legitimate rights and interests of Chinese enterprises. The Myitsone Dam is a jointly invested project between China and Myanmar that has gone through scientific verification and strict examination of both sides. Relevant matters arising from the implementation of the project should be handled appropriately through bilateral friendly consultation.

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