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Myanmar’s hero was killed here. Now U.S. brands are setting up stalls.

The Secretariat, a building in Myanmar’s former capital where the independence hero Aung San was assassinated in 1947, is a powerful touchstone for the country’s history and identity. Next week, the Secretariat’s grounds are scheduled to host a night bazaar promoting ties between Myanmar and the United States, with Krispy Kreme doughnuts and other American […]

U.S. Companies Investing in Myanmar Must Show Steps to Respect Human Rights

WASHINGTON — When the Obama administration lifted economic sanctions on Myanmar last year, encouraging American investments after decades of treating the nation as a pariah, it did so with a significant caveat. President U Thein Sein of Myanmar in the Oval Office in May, where he met with President Obama. For the first time, effective […]