Veteran journalist Bertil Lintner talks to The Irrawaddy about China’s goals in Myanmar, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s future role and how the military might be defeated.
Beijing is concerned about the rise in anti-China sentiment in Myanmar since the coup.
Intensive, Chinese-backed banana farming in Myanmar and Laos has resulted in human rights abuses and environmental damage.
It is the second major regional summit from which Min Aung Hlaing has been shunned in two months.
Locals fear that the junta will forcibly confiscate their land without compensation for a special economic zone in Rakhine State.
It seems clear that unless the junta starts cooperating with the regional bloc, Min Aung Hlaing will not be invited to the ASEAN-China Special Summit this month.
China has conveyed concerns to the military junta that civilian resistance forces seek to target the 800-km-long twin pipelines due to Beijing’s support for the regime.
Chinese companies ink agreement to launch preliminary field investigation work for the Rakhine State project, which is part of China’s BRI infrastructure scheme.
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.
The NLD and the military proxy Union Solidarity and Development Party will attend the online forum being organized by the Communist Party of China.
The transportation of 60 containers by road and rail along a new trade corridor from Yangon to Chengdu followed a visit to Naypyitaw by a high-level Chinese envoy.
Political analyst Dr. Hla Kyaw Zaw discusses China’s policy towards Myanmar.
Days after the junta reportedly rejected Sun Guoxiang’s request to meet Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Beijing said it would work to resume Myanmar’s ‘democratic transformation’.
Special Envoy for Asian Affairs Sun Guoxiang visited from Aug. 21 to 28, the Chinese government said Tuesday. Myanmar’s junta has been mum on the trip.
The people of Myanmar sympathize with their counterparts in Afghanistan, another strategically vital neighbor of China whose descent into dictatorship Beijing welcomes.