China allows Myanmar fishery products only with COVID-free certificates

Department of Animal and Plant Quarantine of the General Administration of Customs of China-GACC informed the Embassy of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar in Beijing that China has allowed import of Myanmar fishery products only upon production of COVID-free certificate. The GACC mentioned in a statement that to ensure the safety and effective […]

Myanmar Needs Major Powers’ Cooperation, Not Competition

Myanmar has recently received high-level delegations from major powers and will continue to do so. Major powers, such as Japan, China, India, Russia, and the US, are vying to engage with Myanmar. On January 19, a new US ambassador to Myanmar, Thomas Vajda, presented his credentials to President U Win Myint. He will be the […]

China, Myanmar sign MoU on feasibility study of Mandalay-Kyaukphyu railway

China and Myanmar signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Sunday to conduct feasibility study of a railway linking Mandalay, the country’s second largest city in Myanmar’s central region, with Kyaukphyu, the major town in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, according to a release from the Chinese embassy in Myanmar. Speaking at the signing ceremony, Chinese Ambassador […]

China unveils early warning and data sharing website to cooperate with Mekong River countries

China made good on its promise to share year-round hydrological data on upper reaches of the Mekong River with the kickoff of an online information sharing platform on Monday. The platform aims to provide reliable forecasting and early warning services related to floods and droughts. China extended its sharing to all five downstream countries – […]

China, Thailand become major markets for Myanmar avocados

Myanmar avocados are essential to export legally to China and Thailand, said U Lin Thant Aung, the secretary of the Myanmar Avocados Producer and Exporter Association.Currently, Myanmar avocados are exported to China and Thailand through the border under the order system, which does not guarantee the market and earning good prices, he added. “We export […]

China forecast to be top Myanmar investor this fiscal year: UMFCCI

With the bulk of Chinese capital invested in the infrastructure sector, China is likely to be the top foreign investor in Myanmar in fiscal 2020-21, according to the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industries (UMFCCI). “Investments are also likely to come from China as the country has already started to recover […]

Myanmar Traders Brace for Another Hit as China Closes Key Customs Gate Due to COVID-19

YANGON—Traders at Myanmar’s largest border crossing with China, in Shan State’s Muse, are expecting border trade to take another serious blow following China’s decision to shut a crucial customs gate to curb the spread of COVID-19. On Tuesday, authorities in Ruili, the town across the border from Muse in China’s Yunnan Province, imposed a lockdown […]

Myanmar, China target illegal crossings after confirmed cases in Ruili

China and Myanmar have agreed on a joint fight against COVID-19 and a crackdown on illegal border crossings after two out of six people who crossed from Myanmar to Southwest China’s Yunnan Province illegally were confirmed to be infected with COVID-19. The illegal border crossings prompted at least eight prefectures and 25 counties that border […]

China’s Strategic Port Project Moves Step Closer to Reality as Myanmar OKs Joint Venture

HANOI — Dutch development financier FMO may pour another $1.4 million into a second fund for Emerging Markets Investment Advisers in a move to bolster its portfolio in the face of COVID-19. As the international development bank of the Netherlands, FMO hopes increased funding will replenish follow-on reserves of the Cambodia-Laos-Myanmar Development Fund II. “While […]

Myanmar to boost brand for foreign markets

Myanmar will strengthen its product branding to make locally made goods more competitive on the international market, a senior official said. U Thet Lwin Oo, deputy director of the Ministry of Commerce’s Myanmar Trading Promotion Organisation, said the strategy aims to improve the quality of produce and conduct a media campaign to boost consumer awareness. […]