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Chinese Consulate General donates protective equipment for Myanmar

MANDALAY-In the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic, the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Mandalay yesterday donated protective equipment to Myanmar. The donation including surgical masks and hand sanitizer which will be used in aviation, immigration, customs and Quarantine departments in the Tada-U International Airport, Mandalay, were handed over. “After the Coronavirus […]

Chinese companies hope to cash in on cannabis

Investors from China are keen to grow non-intoxicating strains of cannabis in Myanmar for medicinal or industrial use, but that won’t happen without change to the anti-narcotics law. By HEIN THAR | FRONTIER COMPANIES IN China have expressed strong interest in growing cannabis for medicinal and industrial purposes in Myanmar, although legal cultivation of even […]

Kachin State Approves Chinese-Backed Business Park in Border Town

YANGON—The Kachin State parliament approved a proposal on Thursday to implement a Chinese-backed business park project in the border town of Kanpiketi, a part of Beijing’s grand infrastructure plans for its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Proposed in 2018, the Kanpiketi Business Park will cover nearly 70 acres in the border town in northern Kachin […]

Chinese investment enquires in Myanmar affected by COVID-19

Enquiries on Myanmar by Chinese investors have fallen in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak which has infected 78,064 in China and caused the death of 2,715, mostly in the central province of Hubei. “Chinese investors making investment enquires to Myanmar have fallen since the virus broke out in December last year. The virus has […]

Chinese bag maker shuts down in Myanmar over COVID-19

A Chinese-owned bag factory in Yangon abruptly announced its shutdown on Monday due to a lack of raw materials caused by the COVID-19 epidemic in China. The Lucky Sky Bags factory in Mya Sein Yaung industrial zone in Hlaing Tharyar township gave no notice to its workers, some of whom were on strike, before shutting […]

Chinese Visitor to Myanmar Tests Negative for Coronavirus, Released After Four Days of Quarantine


YANGON—A 56-year-old Chinese man who quarantined in Yangon on Friday on suspicion of carrying the coronavirus after arriving on a flight from Guangzhou has been released from the hospital after his symptoms cleared up and test results showed him to be virus-free, according to Myanmar’s Health Ministry. The man had been under observation in an […]

How have Chinese companies helped ease Myanmar’s power shortage?

In any middle-to-high end hotel around the world, round-the-clock electricity is a must. But that’s not the case in Myanmar, where power blackouts are common. The Southeast Asian country has long faced a chronic power shortage. The country recently realized its goal of providing electricity to half of its population by the end of 2019, […]

Discover China: Border city’s jade biz flourishes in livestreaming era

KUNMING, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) — It was almost midnight and the livestreaming sessions were still going strong in a Chinese jade market. The market was bustling with hordes of jade dealers and livestreamers, and you could hear excited shouts of “Deal!” from time to time. Welcome to the Jiegao Jade Market in southwest China’s border […]

Chinese, Norwegian investors to study projects in Chin

Chin State government officials say that they have expressions of interest from foreign investors to invest in power-generation projects in the state. This was revealed to The Myanmar Times by Chin State Minister of Development, Electricity and Industry U Soe Htet. The state is among the least developed in the country and is also the […]

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Myanmar Trip Aimed at Pushing Beijing’s ‘Two-Ocean’ Strategy

Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to visit Myanmar this week at the invitation of President U Win Myint. He will stay in the country for two days and meet with Myanmar’s leaders. Since he came to power in March 2013, Xi has visited more than 60 countries across the globe, and he will kick […]