Chinese leader Xi Jinping set for Myanmar visit

The Myanmar government is preparing to host a visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to the country to discuss China-Myanmar relations and the progress of Chinese development projects, according to government and media sources. It will be over a decade since Xi Jinping’s first visit to Myanmar in 2009 and a great deal has changed […]

Chinese magazine’s depiction of Mandalay palace causes anger in Myanmar

The monthly magazine China Today is under fire over its cover photo for a story on China-Myanmar relations. The cover of the June issue featuring the old palace walls in Mandalay with a reflection of a Chinese palace wall in Mandalay’s moat has gone viral this week. Social media commenters said the picture undermines the […]

China’s Dynamic Grip on Myanmar

China’s influence in Myanmar manifests on three different levels. At the bilateral level, the government and the military establishment of Myanmar receives diplomatic dividends for maintaining good ties with China. At the domestic political level, China’s relations with the country’s ethnic organizations makes it an important stakeholder in the ongoing reconciliation process. Finally, at the […]

How Will Myanmar’s Elections Affect Relations With China?

The landslide victory of Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) in last Sunday’s elections is a turning point in Myanmar’ s history. The NLD will have an opportunity to rule alone, given its super majority in the national parliament. How will an NLD government in Myanmar affect the country’s ties with China? […]

China’s Xi holds talks with Myanmar president

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping and Myanmar’s leader Thein Sein held talks Friday as the relationship between the two countries adapts to dramatic political changes. The two shook hands outside Beijing’s Great Hall of the People and inspected an honour guard as Thein Sein — a former general — was given full military honours, before […]

Chinese ambassador stresses strengthening of win-win cooperation with Myanmar

YANGON, Jan. 9 — Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Yang Houlan stressed on Thursday development of “Paukphaw” (fraternal) friendship and strengthening of win-win cooperation with Myanmar. Yang made the remarks in his speech at Myanmar Institute for Strategic and International Studies (MISIS) in Yangon. Speaking on China-Myanmar relations, Yang said mutual benefit and win-win cooperation is […]