China reserves the right to interfere in Myanmar’s affairs; it’s time Myanmar educated itself about its northern neighbor by creating think tanks and research institutes.
The Myanmar government is working with a Swiss company to evaluate a Chinese study of the planned Muse-Mandalay Railway, part of Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative.
Kyauktalone camp in Rakhine’s Kyaukphyu houses Rohingya who were displaced following sectarian violence in 2012.
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.
The International Campaign to Ban Landmines says four townships are now reporting problems with mines as annual casualty numbers rise.
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.