The effect of sanctions on Myanmar has always been notoriously difficult to predict; never more so than in today’s complex domestic and regional situation.
As ASEAN chair, Bangkok must impress on the US secretary of state that the bloc’s ‘Outlook on the Indo-Pacific’ serves both regional and US interests in Southeast Asia.
Talks come 10 days after Bangladeshi PM slammed Bradley Sherman’s ‘reprehensible’ plan to recognize western state as part of Bangladesh.
U Zaw Myint Maung says $1.25 million deal with Chinese tech giant to supply surveillance system for ‘Safe City’ project will be thoroughly vetted.
Protesters braved sweltering heat in Sha Tin, a town between Hong Kong island and the Chinese border, extending demonstrations outward from the heart of the financial.
US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said licenses will be issues to do business where national security is not threatened. What the means remains opaque.
While the death of a controversial extradition bill is a major win for protestors, it remains to be seen if their other demands—resignations, investigations—are met.
A feasibility study and deep discussions between Kachin State officials and a Chinese company are now underway, despite criticisms over a lack of transparency.
Locals walk out after refusing to accept regional govt’s promises on environmental impact, citing loss of water, farms and livelihoods to existing projects.
Chinese partner has ties to controversial Myitkyina SEZ; Rakhine govt backs plan, but Arakanese lawmaker, rights group say public has not been consulted.
Daw Nang Yin, wife of Mong La leader U Sai Lin, also praises State Counselor, saying she has had to worker harder than men for her achievements.
Organizers of recent protests are confident that anger over the government’s failure to withdraw an extradition bill will boost numbers at Monday’s rally.
China has become a data collection and labeling hub, thanks to insatiable demand from a burgeoning artificial intelligence sector backed by the ruling Communist Party.
The projects, done in collaboration with various organs of China’s People’s Liberation Army, span artificial intelligence to radio communications, Bloomberg reports.
Since the Trump administration started imposing tariffs on Chinese imports, more and more manufacturers have been moving to countries like Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam.