Doubts raised over Chinese oil refinery plan

A Chinese-led US$3 billion plan to build Myanmar’s largest oil refinery near the southern city of Dawei has raised questions about China’s strategic intentions in launching apparently commercially unviable projects, while local groups have already signalled their opposition. Guangdong Zhenrong Energy Co, a Chinese state-controlled commodity trader, said the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) had signed its […]

Noble Twin Dragons Guides Myanmar Out of the Fog

Jakarta. Myanmar today is like a young lady dressed up and ready to compete after many years of being controlled by her previous reign. Now development is fast-paced and if you blink you may miss the latest changes. It takes strong nerves to handle the challenges, but Noble Twin Dragons, a new rising Myanmar company […]

The Impact of Energy on China/Myanmar Relations

China and Myanmar have had a mixed post-war relationship, ranging from warm to hostile, with Burma being the first non-communist country to recognize the PRC in 1949, then expelling much of its Chinese population following anti-Chinese riots in the 1960s. Since the repression of pro-democracy riots in 1988, Myanmar has generally sought a closer relationship […]

India Says China Using Myanmar and Pakistan to Expand Foothold

(Bloomberg) — China is using its influence in Myanmar and Pakistan to strengthen access to the Indian Ocean, India’s Defense Ministry said in its annual report, vowing to take steps to ensure security in a region it has long dominated. “India remains conscious and watchful of the implication of China’s increasing military profile in India’s […]

Indian government to promote private investment in Myanmar

NEW DELHI: Hoping to give more teeth to its Act East Policy, the Modi government has decided to expand India’s economic links with Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) by promoting private sector investments in these countries through a project development company. his announcement was made by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley while presenting the annual […]

Myanmar a geopolitical battleground for China and US

Myanmar will continue to be a geopolitical battleground for China and the United States as long as the civil war between its government and ethnic rebels persists, according to a commentary from the Beijing-based Sina Military. The ongoing strife in Myanmar, which has never really stopped in the last 60 years, is not merely an […]

India’s DRDO to export sonars to Myanmar soon

Signalling the Defence Research and Development Organisation’s (DRDO) strong intent to export military products to friendly nations, its chief and Scientific Adviser to the Defence Minister Avinash Chander said DRDO-made sonars would soon be exported to Myanmar in a groundbreaking initiative. “We’ve attained total indigenisation in sonars and radars. Our ship-borne sonars are now being […]

Local company proposes lease of Coco Islands for Island Resort

A local company has submitted a proposal to government to lease out the Coco Islands for fifty years according to an official from the Yangon Regional Government. Located in the northeastern Indian Ocean, the Coco Islands is part of the Andaman archipelago and are abundant in natural resources which still remain unexploited. “A local company […]