During meetings with Ambassador Hong Liang, Kachin leaders felt he pressured them on westerns relations and Belt and Road Initiative projects.
The Irrawaddy profiles the individuals and issues that shaped headlines in 2018, for better or worse.
At the second party congress, lawmakers welcome criticism and reaffirm campaign promises.
Seeking Chinese intervention, the Federal Political Negotiation and Consultative Committee showed interest in further collaboration for peace.
The Tatmadaw chief spoke about national sovereignty, condemned religious prejudice, and insisted that free speech must have limits.