Making her final trip to the region as the UN rapporteur on rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee has called on China and Russia to seek accountability for the Rohingya crisis.
Tourist destinations that are popular among Chinese travelers are scrambling to implement safety measures amid an outbreak of a deadly new coronavirus in China.
In addition to China, the new coronavirus has been reported in five countries, including Thailand; China has reported 17 fatalities.
Tourists from China have been barred from entering North Korea following the outbreak of a deadly coronavirus in the Chinese city of Wuhan.
During his recent visit to Myanmar, Chinese President Xi Jinping said that China will give Myanmar over US$580 million in development aid over the next three years.
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.
A fourth person has died of pneumonia caused by a new coronavirus in Wuhan, China; human-to-human transmission has been confirmed.
To preserve their tradition of making clothes from fish skin, elderly people from the Hezhen ethnic minority in China’s northeast are looking outside the community.
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.
Political observers in Myanmar doubt President Xi Jinping’s claim that China is not arming ethnic armed organizations based near the northern border.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s name appeared as “Mr Shithole” in posts on the social media platform when translated into English from Myanmar.
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.
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.