A New Era for China-Myanmar Relations?

With the National League for Democracy’s (NLD) landslide victory in the general elections in November, China expects a new page in Myanmar’s domestic politics and foreign policy under the new government to be inaugurated at the end of March 2016. The NLD’s yet-to-be-clarified policy direction has led to a major sense of uncertainty in the […]

China Looks to High-Speed Rail to Expand Reach

BEIJING — A favorite export from China to its neighbors these days are high-speed rail lines designed to make trade routes in the vast stretches of Asia more accessible and fortify Chinese dreams of turning its southern reaches into the capital of mainland Southeast Asia. But not everyone wants to be bound so close. A […]

1st China-Myanmar TV series premieres in Yangon

YANGON, April 3 (Xinhua) — A ceremony to screen the first China-Myanmar jointly-shot TV series “The Legend of Music” took place here Thursday . The event was attended by U Paik Htway, Myanmar deputy minister of Information, Cui Yuying, vice minister of the Information Office of the State Council of China, Yang Houlan, Chinese Ambassador […]

China, Myanmar sign business contract on building locomotive, coach plants

China National Machinery Import and Export Corporation (CMC) and Myanmar Ministry of Rail Transportation on Wednesday signed a business contract in Nay Pyi Taw on building a plant each for producing locomotive engines and coaches. The project will be implemented at buyers’ credit loan preferentially extended by the Chinese government. CMC President Wang Xusheng and […]

Chinese Investment in Myanmar: Lessons and Opportunities

In April 2013 China’s newly appointed ambassador to Myanmar Yang Houlan officially encouraged increased corporate investment from Chinese corporations into Myanmar, which he feels will yield mutual benefit. However, the reality is that China has cut its investment in Myanmar since the $3.6 billion Myitsone dam project was halted last September because of domestic opposition. […]