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Myanmar's Suu Kyi meets China's Xi as Rohingya censure grows

2017-12-03 09:46:52       source:Asahi Shimbun

December 2, 2017


BEIJING--Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, facing growing international criticism over her country's persecution of Rohingya Muslims, said Friday her government has made progress in creating a peaceful society but acknowledged that "much still remains to be done."


In remarks on a visit to Beijing, Suu Kyi did not directly address the crisis that has seen more than 620,000 Rohingya flee the country over the last few months in what the U.N. and the U.S. say is a campaign of ethnic cleansing by Myanmar.


Suu Kyi, who spent 15 years under house arrest during the nation's military rule, has come under widespread criticism for not speaking out against the violence. But she was warmly welcomed in China, Myanmar's friendly northern neighbor, including when she met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday.


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