Countering fears over China’s push to include BRI projects in economic recovery plans, a senior official said the projects don’t meet government criteria for inclusion.
During a call on Wednesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Myanmar President U Win Myint discussed how to speed up cooperation on Belt and Road Initiative projects.
The Chinese ambassador to Myanmar has pushed to incorporate Beijing’s key strategic development projects into Myanmar’s COVID-19 Economic Relief Plan.
The Kachin State parliament has approved the US$22.4-million Kanpiketi Business Park on the China-Myanmar border as part of Xi Jinping's Belt and Road Initiative.
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.