Chinese Special Envoy for Asian Affairs Sun Guoxiang delivered a donation of US$1 million to the Myanmar government this week in support of the peace process.
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.
Five ex-leaders of the NCSN-K Naga armed group—all of whom were playing a role in the peace process—jailed for 2 years with six other members for unlawful association.
Various international models are available, but one way or another the Myanmar military must address the demands of ethnic minorities if the country is to achieve peace.
The Shan National League for Democracy has demanded the authorities act to stop civilian deaths in northern Shan State.
Chinese envoy Sun Guoxiang meets Northern Alliance members in Yunnan province, urges continued engagement with peace process, according to TNLA.
The National Socialist Council of Nagaland has expelled five jailed members for calling on the group to sign the government’s ceasefire agreement.
Three village chairmen reportedly came to Kyaukme to ask for help to stop the forced recruitment of villagers. They were shot dead ahead of the daytime meeting.
KNU says latest talks with State Counselor and Army chief will help move peace process forward; two sides will try convening JICM next month.
This week, The Irrawaddy looks at the anniversary of Myanmar’s landmark ceasefire with Karen National Union representative Mahn Nyein Maung and analyst U Maung Maung Soe.
The Kachin Independence Organization and the Myanmar government met for peace talks Thursday as tensions between the military and allied ethnic armed groups remain high.
To capitalize on the existing momentum in the peace process, the Myanmar Army should extend the unilateral ceasefire it terminated in mid-September.
China’s involvement in Myanmar’s peace process is guided by strategic self-interest, even as it benefits from the conflicts through arms sales and resource extraction.
Chin State residents said a government plan to build a statue of General Aung San is wrong as long as ethnic conflict continues.
Rev. Hkalam Samson of the Kachin Baptist Convention says leaders talk about peace but they benefit too much from war.