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.
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.
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.
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.
During his Jan. 17-18 visit, Chinese President Xi will sign MOUs, meet political, military and other leaders, and preside over celebrations of 70 years of bilateral ties.
President Xi Jinping is likely to secure agreements on six key BRI projects when he makes the first visit by a Chinese head of state in nearly two decades this week.
Myanmar and China will ink MOUs preparing for construction of the Kyaukphyu SEZ in Rakhine, and boosting border economic ties when President Xi Jinping visits next week.
Chinese president to visit Myanmar next week in what many see as a signal of the importance of the country to China’s Indian Ocean strategy.
Strange markers in villages along a planned China-backed railway in Shan State suggest the project is proceeding without input from locals, who fear for their futures.
China seeks to develop the Irrawaddy River as a safe, cheap link from Yunnan to the Indian Ocean; local critics fear the impact on the economy and the river itself.