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China-Burma Bilateral Talks Conclude in Yunnan

15 May 2013

A bilateral meeting between Chinese and Burmese quasi-governmental and non-governmental organizations on Tuesday in southwestern China intended to lay the groundwork for strengthening country-to-country ties, Chinese state media reported on Wednesday. The conference, called “Pool wisdom for win-win development,” intended to grow civil society ties between the two countries, even as political relations seem to deteriorate due to increasing Western influence in Burma. “Bilateral relations between Myanmar and China are now embarking upon a new era”, said Ko Ko Hlaing, chief political advisor of the Myanmar President’s Office.