Updated: 05/19/2014 15:43 | By Agence France-Presse

Two Chinese mine workers kidnapped in Myanmar

Two Chinese men working at a controversial China-backed copper mine in Myanmar have been kidnapped by activists and monks who have threatened to kill them, the firm behind the project said Monday.


China's Wanbao, which operates the Letpadaung mine in the town of Monywa, said activists were holding the two 23-year-old contractors and demanding the "total halting" of the project, which has triggered fierce opposition from local villagers.

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