Foreign Ministry spokesman: China hopes Myanmar stable

China hopes Myanmar will maintain stability, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said here on Friday.

Spokesman Hong Lei said at a daily press briefing China and Myanmar are friendly neighbors as he answered a question on the renewed sectarian riots occurred in six townships in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state.

The starting point of China-Myanmar oil and natural gas pipelines project is located in the Rakhine state.

At least 112 people have been killed and 72 others injured in the riots over the past five days, according to local official sources Friday.

Xinhua