The coronavirus outbreak has dealt a blow to Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative across Asia, leaving Chinese staff unable to access projects, and cutting supply lines.
A joint venture between a Chinese state-owned company and Hong Kong’s VPower will invest in three power projects in Myanmar with total capacity of 900 megawatts.
This week, Myanmar saw major signs of foreign support for its IT, insurance and creative sectors, as well as power production, especially liquid natural gas.
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent visit is being hailed as a success, but both sides should be wary of pitfalls in the deepening relationship.
Unlike its predecessors, the NLD govt is ensuring deals with China benefit Myanmar, Sean Turnell, adviser to the State Counselor, tells The Irrawaddy in an interview.
The Irrawaddy talks with China analyst Ma Khin Khin Kyaw Kyee from ISP Myanmar and political analyst U Than Soe Naing about the impact of the Chinese president’s visit.
China and Myanmar capped President Xi Jinping’s two-day visit by signing 33 agreements, including many to advance Beijing’s BRI projects in the country.
The concept of ‘pauk-phaw’ fraternal relations between Myanmar and China is mere diplomatic jargon, but the two countries’ mutual dependence is very real.
Shortly before Xi Jinping's arrival in Myanmar, the SNLD warns Myanmar and China that pushing development projects without public approval in Shan State would be harmful.
Yangon police have told activists that any protest at the Chinese Embassy during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit would harm bilateral relations.
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Naypyitaw on Friday for a two-day visit during which he will seek a commitment to China’s BRI projects from Myanmar’s leaders.
Myanmar’s people welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping, but he has work to do if China truly wants to write a new chapter in the countries’ bilateral relationship.
Chinese President Xi Jinping wrote in an op-ed in Myanmar’s state-owned newspapers that it’s time to move ahead on mutually beneficial development projects in Myanmar.
Civil society groups have called for transparency, impact assessments as Myitsone Dam, other Chinese projects in Kachin State are causing social, environmental problems.
During his upcoming visit to Myanmar, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s top priority will be advancing Beijing’s strategy to project its power into the Indian Ocean.