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Chinese Developer’s Grand Claims Spark Fresh Concern in Karen State

YANGON — A Chinese company behind an urban development project near the Thai border in Karen State says it is planning to build on a swath of land under the control of a local armed group many times the size it was granted by the government. The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) approved 25.5 acres of […]

China’s $10 billion strategic project in Myanmar sparks local ire

KYAUK PYU: Days before the first supertanker carrying 140,000 tonnes of Chinese-bound crude oil arrived in Myanmar’s Kyauk Pyu port, local officials confiscated Nyein Aye’s fishing nets. The 36-year-old fisherman was among hundreds banned from fishing a stretch of water near the entry point for a pipeline that pumps oil 770 km (480 miles) across […]