Myanmar is unique in that it plays a role in both of New Delhi’s two major foreign policy initiatives—‘Act East’ and ‘Neighborhood First’—says Ambassador Saurabh Kuma
Chinese-run banana plantations need to pay proper taxes and face scrutiny over land rights, chemical use and road damage, says MP Dr. Khun Win Thaung.
Kachin farmers say they were too quick to take easy cash to rent land to Chinese-run banana plantations. They now pay the price in poor health and environmental damage.
Locals not fully consulted on impacts of China’s BRI rail project in northern Shan State, says the Heartland Foundation, a Shan State-based environmental watchdog.
The State Counselor’s visit to S.Korea this week yielded four agreements to boost ties in multiple sectors including education, tech, the environment and digital economy.
Failing to learn lessons from existing projects, officials tout the benefits of BRI projects while ignoring locals’ fears of land-grabs, lost livelihoods and pollution.
Myanmar is right to worry about Beijing’s influence, but China-bashing isn’t the answer. The message to China—and to all—should be clear: Respect Myanmar’s sovereignty.
Many of China’s BRI plans are repackaged versions of previously shelved projects driven by the Yunnan provincial government and Chinese state firms, a new study finds.
RCEP trade deal will lower tariffs between Asian markets accounting for nearly a third of global population; India’s withdrawal seen strengthening Beijing’s hand in Asia.
Chinese President Xi Jinping says countries need to remove trade barriers, vows to provide more market and investment opportunities.
In a bid to boost Yangon’s reputation as an art hub, a major auction has showcased the work of Myanmar’s artists.
World Bank cites five areas of improvement as Myanmar climbs six places to 165th in 2020 ease of doing business ranking.
Japanese Prime Minister Abe urges Myanmar to act on rights abuses in Rakhine, during Tokyo meeting with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi; leaders also swap ideas on investment.
South Korean lenders KB Kookmin Bank and Industrial Bank of Korea both say they expect to be approved to offer full banking services in Myanmar soon.
Vice President U Myint Swe says BRI projects to bring mutual benefits, thanks Beijing for help on Rohingya issue at event to mark 70th anniversary of People’s Republic.