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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 policy, not price or quality, is destroying Myanmar’s steel industry

Perhaps because Myanmar is a relatively recent convert to free trade it is keen to show its commitment to it. The more Donald Trump talks about making America great through slapping tariffs on China, the more we want to appear internationally-minded and progressive. But if we want to make the most from free trade, we […]

China’s Digital Silk Road: The Integration Of Myanmar – Analysis

Although relatively new to the information and communication technologies (ICT) field, Myanmar has made rapid progress in the technological domain in the past few years. This, coupled with the country’s unique geographical location between South Asia and Southeast Asia makes Myanmar an increasingly vital intersection in China’s Digital Silk Road. With projects valued at over […]

Myanmar Signs 3 Agreements at Belt and Road Forum

Myanmar’s government signed two memorandums of understanding (MOUs) and an agreement letter with China at Beijing’s Belt and Road Forum on Thursday, detailing strengthened cooperation between the countries on the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor (CMEC), trade and technology. According to the Ministry of Information, Myanmar State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Prime Minister of […]

China to increase Myanmar’s rice export quota to 400,000 tonnes: MOC

China has agreed to import 400,000 tonnes of rice from Myanmar via sea, increasing its import quota for Myanmar rice from 100,000 tonnes currently, U Khin Maung Lwin, assistant secretary from the Ministry of Commerce (MOC), told The Myanmar Times. “Rice can be shipped to China soon,” he said. The development comes after the two […]

Myanmar-China to coproduce film about Bagan ancient city

YANGON, April 23 (Xinhua) — Myanmar and China will jointly produce a film about Bagan ancient city later this year, featuring artists from both countries for the first time. Speaking at a press conference held Tuesday at Yangon’s China Cultural Center, Li Xiaoyan, Charge d’Affaires of China’s Embassy in Myanmar, said that the to-be-produced film […]

Direct flight to link Zhengzhou, Mandalay

ZHENGZHOU, April 12 (Xinhua) — A new air route will be launched between the city of Zhengzhou in central China’s Henan Province and Mandalay in Myanmar on April 30. The route will be operated by China Express Airlines with round-trip flights scheduled every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, using an Airbus A320 aircraft. The outbound flight […]

Myanmar, China raise efforts to develop tourism industries

Myanmar and China are taking big steps to develop each other’s tourism industries. China Eastern Airlines yesterday launched Hohhot – Kunming – Yangon flights and will deploy a Boeing 737-800 aircraft with a seat capacity of 184 for the new service.This will operate from Yangon International Airport three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and […]

Sugar export licences to be suspended on lack of demand

The Ministry of Commerce (MOC) last month suspended 103 licenses to re-export sugar due to a lack of demand from China, said U Win Htay, deputy chair of the Myanmar Sugar and Sugarcane Related Products Merchant & Manufacturers Association. Out of 103 companies, 49 companies will have their trading registrations suspended for three months, while […]

China Eastern Airlines introduces Hohhot-Kunming-Yangon flight

China Eastern Airlines introduced Hohhot-Kunming-Yangon flight on April 2, sources said. It is the third flight for the airline in Myanmar and 14th flight Myanmar and China.The airline will fly every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Sichuan Airlines from China is flying between Chengdu and Yangon twice a week starting from March 28. Airlines from China […]