Meitei armed groups based along the Myanmar-India Border are fighting in Sagaing Region alongside junta troops against civilian resistance forces.
Residents recount how regime soldiers and armed militia executed 18 villagers and looted and burned down homes on September 9.
Beijing has long played a complex diplomatic game in its southern neighbor, hedging its bets by courting all stakeholders; the UN representation issue is no different.
Beijing will continue to back the junta to protect its access to the Indian Ocean, but it has learned not to put all its eggs in one basket in its southern neighbor.
Reports that the junta’s crackdown on political foes has diverted resources from drug interdiction recycle old fallacies about the narcotics trade in Myanmar.
Political analyst Dr. Hla Kyaw Zaw discusses China’s policy towards Myanmar.
The line stretches from Sichuan Province to Lincang on the border with Shan State; goods will be trucked between the border and Yangon Port.
Prior to its ousting by the military, the National League for Democracy-led government had good relations with China, agreeing to implement major infrastructure projects.
The much-vaunted size of the junta’s forces may not prove to be decisive in the conflict the country faces.
The military’s crude messaging is a flashback to the discredited propaganda of previous regimes and only underscores the fact that nothing it says can be believed.
The bloc’s ‘too little, too late’ response to Myanmar’s crisis is emblematic of a wider inability to deal effectively with challenges from COVID to the China-US rivalry.
Sai Pao Nup resigned as chairman of the Wa National Party after signing a joint statement with the military’s proxy political party, the USDP.
Than Shwe envisioned permanent political supremacy for the military. Thein Sein’s attempt to realize it was rejected by the people. Min Aung Hlaing’s coup is Plan B.
The Shan Nationalities League for Democracy says it continues to recognize its successful general election candidates.
Despite post-coup chaos, the COVID-19 pandemic and rising anti-China sentiment, the military regime is pushing forward with Beijing-backed infrastructure projects.