Chinese firms get green light to begin contract farming in Northern Shan

Chinese firms will soon begin contract farming of maize and paddy rice in Lashio district, Northern Shan State, according to U Soe Nyunt Lwin, Shan State Minister for Planning and Finance. The firms will look to partner with Myanmar farmers to bolster maize and paddy rice production as a way to substitute for poppy production […]

Myanmar shouldn’t write off China without understanding her neighbour

An old Chinese proverb goes like this: “Three men make a tiger.” It means that if an unfounded premise is repeated many times, the premise will be accepted as the truth. Once this “tiger” is invented, it would be extremely difficult to dispel it from people’s minds, especially when we are living in a post-truth […]

Chinese firms seek business link with Myanmar

YANGON, March 10 (Xinhua) — A delegation comprising business leaders from 40 state-owned enterprises from China’s eastern port of Tianjin on Tuesday held a meeting with their Myanmar counterparts to explore businesses and trade opportunities. The Tianjin delegation was led by Li Fuming, Chairman of state- owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of Tianjin Municipal […]