ROHINGYA REPATRIATION CRISIS
China wants Rohingya team to visit Myanmar
China wants Rohingyas to send their delegation to the Rakahin State in Myanmar to observe the prevailing situation there, said the Chinese delegation which visited the Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar on Monday.
The delegation inspected the overall condition of the camps and talked to the Rohingya leaders. Led by Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming, the team consisted of eight other members.
Ukhiya Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mohammad Abul Mansur said, "The Chinese envoy also visited the Ukhiya camp and then went to the
Rohingya camp at Ghumdhum border."
A tripartite meeting of the Chinese delegation with Rohingya leaders and administration officials was held on Rohingya repatriation, the OC added.
Rohingyas say Myanmar has not taken into consideration any of their core demands -- guarantee of citizenship, recognition as an ethnic community, ensuring safety in Rakhine and other basic rights that they have been denied since 1982. Until these conditions are met, the Rohingyas will not be willing to go back. The issues were raised time and again by rights groups, but nothing has been done.
Earlier, on August 22, China sent a delegation for the Rohingya repatriation from Bangladesh. The government held a meeting with the Rohingyas in the presence of the Chinese representative.
However, the Rohingyas did not agree to be repatriated and the process was halted.