Madae Islanders to Protest Inauguration of Kyaukphyu Pipeline

CHIANG MAI, Thailand — The oil pipeline linking the Rakhine State port of Kyaukphyu and China will commence operations on Jan. 30, with local residents planning a demonstration against land seizures and environmental damage at the project’s official inauguration. Locals said a large contingent of police had been deployed on the island ahead of the […]

Oil Pipeline Through Myanmar to China Expected to Open in January

BEIJING / YANGON — A crude oil pipeline and a deep sea port meant to secure an alternative route for Chinese imports overland through Myanmar are set to open at the end of January, but an affiliated refinery in China is months away from completion, sources said. The finished development should help ease China’s reliance […]