Hong Liang will be remembered for his aggressive efforts on behalf of China’s infrastructure, security goals.
Funds to assist IDPs, livelihood projects; expert says ‘small’ grant aimed at assuaging public opposition to Myitsone Dam
Here are the major milestones in the evolution of the controversial Chinese-backed hydropower project, and a who’s who of those behind it.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses who would be responsible for the fallout of a cancelled dam project at Myitsone.
President’s Office spokesman says project not on agenda and assures public of full transparency in negotiations over controversial dam.
The State Counselor oversaw the signing of the agreements to enhanced cooperation in the planned BRI projects but no mention of a Myitsone dam discussion has been made.
KIO vice chair Gen. Gun Maw denies China pressuring his group to join NCA, but says gov’t refusing to allow IDPs to go home until it signs; he urges gov’t, China to hold public
As many as 10,000 residents of Waimaw Township near Myitkyina demand an end to all dam projects on the Irrawaddy River.
Prominent activists, celebrities gather at the ‘Save the Irrawaddy by Offering Compensation’ event in Yangon
As the State Counselor prepares to discuss infrastructure plans with the Chinese president, The Irrawaddy collects its recent reporting on the controversial hydropower project.
Statement issued Monday is the cardinal’s second on the topic this year.
For State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, saving the Irrawaddy River means saving herself.
As the State Counselor prepares to attend the BRI summit in Beijing, the likely political cost of yielding to China is becoming impossible to ignore.
More than 200 environmentalists, writers and civil society leaders formed the national committee on Monday to urge the government to cancel the Chinese-backed project.
Politicians, Kachin activists, environmentalists join displaced villagers in taking a stand against the BRI project on the Irrawaddy River.