Myanmar should be a player, not a playground as it negotiates disputes and cooperation between China and the US.
Meddling from overseas, as foreign powers look to further their interests, will only increase Myanmar’s instability, argues analyst Joe Kumbun.
After years of disagreements over compensation and violence against peaceful protests, a deal has reportedly been agreed with Wanbao to relocate Sagaing villagers.
Observers are wary of the potential for debt-enslavement that comes with getting into bed with China.
Given Beijing’s support for the government—not to mention its views on democracy—did the senior general really expect Wang Yi to sympathize with his voter fraud claims?
The line forms part of the planned China-Myanmar Railway linking southern China with Mandalay and Rakhine via Shan State under Beijing’s BRI network.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo received his first shot of a Chinese-made vaccine on Wednesday, as Beijing’s top diplomat visited the country.
Visiting Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Beijing would supply 300,000 doses of a coronavirus vaccine to Myanmar.
It is tempting to savor the irony of Washington being lectured on democracy and rule of law, but we must hope a chastened US will again lead the free world by example.
China says it has erected border fencing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 but Myanmar says it encroaches on neutral land.
After a year of talks, China’s CREEG and Myanma Railways have inked an MoU to begin a study on constructing the Mandalay-Kyaukphyu Railway, part of Beijing’s BRI scheme.
On this day in 1939, colonial authorities opened the Burma Road, creating a short-lived lifeline for Chiang Kai-shek’s Chinese nationalist forces fighting the Japanese.
A spokesman said Naypyitaw has drawn up standard operating procedures for all projects in Myanmar’s border areas, but did not offer details.
Beijing described the planned visit in the waning days of the Trump administration as ‘the final madness staged by a handful of anti-China politicians.’
Opposition to Chinese BRI projects is likely to intensify in ethnic states due to the government’s lack of transparency and failure to consult the affected communities.