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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 […]

Is Huawei Really More Dangerous than Facebook?

US President Donald Trump’s campaign against leading Chinese technology companies is driven by legitimate concerns. But are they so different from the worries that democratic societies should have about American social-media and technology companies? XFORD – The United States and some of its allies have acted decisively to exclude the Chinese technology company Huawei from […]

Chinese Foreign Minister Visits Myanmar to Speed Up Belt and Road Projects

YANGON – A Chinese foreign affairs chief has pushed the Myanmar government to speed up construction of projects within the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor, which is a part of the giant Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). In Naypyitaw, China’s State Councilor Wang Yi told Myanmar’s State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday that China […]

Speculative Yangon City Mega-Project Draws ‘White Elephant’ Concerns for Myanmar

YANGON: On the western bank of the muddy Hlaing River, development and prosperity is a distant view. It can be seen across the expanse of water in the rising apartment blocks, office buildings and grinding industry. Over there is Yangon proper, a city of some six million people and the economic hub of Myanmar. Over […]

Deal Signed to Purchase Power from Kyaukphyu Power Plant Project

According to a statement from the MOEE, the power purchase agreement (PPA) was signed last Tuesday. Kyauk Phyu Electric Power Co is a joint venture between Myanmar’s Supreme Group and Chinese state-owned firm Power China. The gas-fired power plant in Kyaukphyu, Rakhine State, is one of four projects expected to generate a total of 3111MW […]

As remittance market reaches saturation, mobile money keeps growing

If the mobile money market were a football match, then the second half has just begun. As the undisputed market leader, Wave Money is already a few goals ahead. It reports having almost 50,000 agents and more than 11 million customers, who remitted US$2.8 billion between January and September of this year. By the end […]

Ruili Airlines starts direct flight between Yangon and Yunnan’s Dehong

Chinese service carrier Ruili Airlines has started its second direct flight, this time connecting Yangon and Dehong, Yunnan Province, on Sunday. Ruili Airlines will be flying four times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays from Yangon International Airport (YIA) to Dehong, the airport said in a statement. The airline will be flying a Boeing […]

A bite of Yangon

From July 5 to July 19, the undergraduate team of the School of Journalism and Information Communication of Huazhong University of Science and Technology went to Mizzima, a famous media group in Myanmar, for a 15-day internship. During the internship period, 10 undergraduate students formed three teams to conduct research in different directions according to […]

Chinese firm in talks to develop industrial zone

A Chinese firm is the latest foreign investor to express an interest to develop an industrial zone in Hlaing Thayar township in the commercial capital of Yangon, where land nearer to downtown townships have become scarcer in recent years. Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) chair U Zaw Min Win […]

JC International adds Yangon route

PHNOM PENH, 7 August 2019: JC International Airlines, a Chinese owned airline operating out of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, will launch a new service to Yangon 15 August. It will mark the first direct flight between Yangon the commercial capital of Myanmar and Phnom Penh capital of Cambodia. The airline also identified on its network chart […]