China has urged the concerned parties in northern Myanmar to peacefully resolve their differences through dialogue and consultation in order to maintain peace and stability near the China-Myanmar border.
"The Chinese side supports the peace process in Myanmar and hopes that parties concerned can peacefully resolve their differences through dialogue and consultation and press ahead with the peace process," said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang on Thursday.
He said China condemns the adverse impact of military conflict in the northern part of Myanmar over these days which has resulted in heavy casualties.
"So far, over 20,000 Myanmar residents have entered China to flee the fighting. The Chinese side has offered them proper accommodation and assistance in the spirit of humanitarianism, and taken effective measures to keep the border areas stable," he said.
Geng said the situation in Myanmar concerns peace and tranquility in its border with China and added that Chinese side calls on the conflicting parties to exercise restraint, stop the fighting so as to prevent the situation from getting worse and take effective means to restore peace and stability in the border areas.