Myanmar army moves worry China

Since the Kofi Annan Commission on Rakhine state announced its recommendations a month ago, Aung San Suu Kyi has been insisting that her government is committed to implementing them. As a part of this plan, a ministerial-level committee to monitor progress on the implementation of the commission’s recommendations has been formed. But the government has […]

Yangon Stock Exchange looks for Belt and Road boost

The Yangon Stock Exchange, launched in December 2015, expects to enjoy indirect benefits from China’s Belt and Road Initiative as more Sino-Myanmar joint ventures are set up and demand for capital increases. “China is a major economic and trade partner with Myanmar. Myanmar’s enterprises need to grow together with their Chinese counterparts,” said Thet Htun […]

China to UN: We support Myanmar’s efforts for stability

China supports efforts by the Myanmar government to protect its national security and opposes the recent violent attacks in northern Rakhine State, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The military response to insurgent attacks last month by the ARSA extremist terrorists, which has been described as a terrorist group, sent more […]

China says still trying to resolve stalled Myanmar dam scheme

China is pursuing efforts to resolve the problem of a stalled dam project in Myanmar, its foreign minister said on Tuesday, adding that Beijing had confidence in the incoming government of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party. BEIJING: China is pursuing efforts to resolve the problem of a stalled dam project in Myanmar, its […]

Body language clues on power relationship at ASEAN Summit in Naypyidaw

‘’We’re late,’’ Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said light-heartedly as he strode into a press conference with his Thai counterpart Sihasak Phuangketkeow in a large room full of journalists in the sprawling Myanmar International Convention Centre (MICC) in Naypyitaw last week. Wang then put his arm firmly around the shoulders of the Thai foreign minister […]