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.
The inclusion of a number of figures with longstanding ties to China in its cabinet suggests the regime anticipated its Feb. 1 coup would lead to international isolation.
Amid rising government-military tensions, the US, UK, EU and other foreign missions said they looked forward to the convening of the new Parliament next week.
Too much pressure from Washington on the Rohingya could push Naypyitaw closer to Beijing and provide ammunition for ultranationalists, they warn.
With the US under Biden looking for allies in its stand against China, strategic clarity is needed in Bangkok if Thailand is not to become a pawn in the new great game.
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Chinese President Xi expressed a desire to get his BRI infrastructure projects off the ground in a note congratulating Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on her party’s election win.
Leaders and embassies of Myanmar’s neighbors and other foreign powers have congratulated Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on the NLD’s landslide election win.
A strategic partnership between the two countries could reduce the impact of communist China’s footprint in the region.
On Nov. 8, Myanmar people will vote for those they believe can repair the damage from the military’s disastrous economic, political and social policies over many decades.