Most Chinese tourists prefer e-visas

Chinese nationals top the list of foreigners who enter Myanmar using an eVisa (visa on arrival), according to the Immigration Department at Yangon International Airport. A total of 18,700 Chinese nationals entered the country using visas on arrival in the first two months of this year. More than 300,000 foreigners, mostly Chinese, have used this […]

E-visa drives out visas on arrival

The number of foreigners using visas on arrival has been declining after the introduction of e-visa system, according to the Immigration Department. The e-visa system was launched on September 1, 2014 for 41 countries, most of which are in Asia. On October 2, 24 more countries were included in the programme, including several European countries. […]

Drip Feed China’s Myanmar oil pipeline is part of a global trading web

While the China National Petroleum Corporation prepares to use Myanmar as a conduit to feed Chinese oil demand, its stock market-listed subsidiary PetroChina is vacuuming up vast supplies which will never go near China. PetroChina and other Chinese state oil businesses are spending huge sums of state money abroad to buy up crude oil and […]