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Beijing Asks Myanmar to Free Chinese Convicted of Illegal Logging

China on Thursday criticized long prison sentences in Myanmar given to more than 150 Chinese nationals convicted of illegal logging. The Chinese foreign ministry, in a statement is calling for Myanmar to deal with its jailed nationals in a “lawful, reasonable and justified manner,” asking for all those convicted of illegal logging to be returned to China “as soon as possible. A total of 156 Chinese were arrested in January for illegal activity in forests in Kachin state, along...

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