China's ambassador to Myanmar says situation 'not what China wants to see'

(Reuters) - China's ambassador to Myanmar said on Tuesday the current political situation was "absolutely not what China wants to see" and dismissed social media rumours of Chinese involvement in the Feb. 1 military coup as "completely nonsense".

In an interview with local media posted on the Chinese embassy Facebook page, ambassador Chen Hai said China maintained "friendly relations" with both the army and the former ruling civilian government.

He said China was "not informed in advance of the political change in Myanmar".

(Writing by Poppy McPherson; Editing by Alex Richardson)