China will offer to pay for a third of the cost of the military operation that led to the deaths of more than 10,000 people, the state-run Xinhua news agency said Monday.
The announcement comes days after a U.S. Senate committee asked China to pay $2.2 billion in compensation for the bloodshed that began in late June after a Chinese security guard, who was also American, opened fire on Myanmar security forces.
Xinhua reported that the Chinese government will reimburse the U.N. for 2.6 billion yuan ($2.6 million) in compensation, including compensation for damage caused to homes, as well as the cost for rebuilding damaged buildings.
The government will also cover the cost to compensate civilians killed by Chinese forces, Xinhua said, citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter.
The U.K.-based International Crisis Group said in a statement Monday that it had “high confidence” that China would provide the money, and urged the U