Feasibility Study on BRI Railway Link in Myanmar to Take 18 Months

YANGON—Myanmar and China have agreed to complete a feasibility study within one and a half years on the Mandalay-Kyaukphyu Railway, a major part of China’s planned strategic railway linking China’s rail network in Yunnan province’s Kunming with Myanmar’s Kyaukphyu port in western Rakhine State, Myanma Railways said. On Jan. 10, Myanmar and China signed a […]

Beijing’s New Toys in Myanmar

A year after Chinese President Xi Jinping’s first state visit to Myanmar, Foreign Minister Wang Yi is scheduled to arrive in the capital Naypyidaw today for a two-day official visit. The trip to Myanmar follows an African tour that has taken Wang to Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Botswana, Tanzania, and the Seychelles. The […]

FEATUREDIndia, China Take Their Confrontation From Ladakh To Myanmar

With the India-China locking horns on the border, the neighbouring countries in the region could play a key role, and both New Delhi and Beijing are vying for their support. After Hypersonic Missile, Indian DRDO Tests Another ‘SMART’ Weapon China’s increasing clout in the region through its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is already reaping […]

Chinese companies dominate Myanmar solar tender

When bids were opened in Myanmar’s 1.06 gigawatt solar power tender on 9 September, a few names were repeated over and over: Sungrow Power Supply Co Ltd and China Mechanical Engineering Corporation, State Power Investment Corporation, China Gezhouba Group and Xian Longi Clean Energy Co Ltd. In the end, all but one of the winning […]

Viable CMEC projects to be included in Myamar Project Bank

Depending on their commercial viability, projects from the China Myanmar Economic Corridor (CMEC) will be selected and included in Myanmar Project Bank, Deputy Minister of Planning, Finance and Industry U Set Aung said on June 24. The two governments have signed a co-operation plan for the CMEC, under which Myanmar has the authority to choose […]

New Era, New Start, Map out a New Blueprint for China-Myanmar Economic and Trade Cooperation

China and Myanmar are close neighbors connected by shared mountains and rivers. Our people have lived alongside each other for thousands of years. The Pauk-Phaw friendship between our two peoples can be dated back to ancient times. To mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Myanmar, President of the […]

Xi Hopeful on Belt and Road Projects in Myanmar During COVID-19

YANGON—Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed hope that Myanmar will speed up cooperation with China to implement its ambitious infrastructure projects in the country during a recent call with Myanmar President U Win Myint. In the phone conversation on Wednesday, Xi said that he is expecting the two sides will cooperate closely and speed up the […]

China Pushes BRI Projects As Myanmar Rolls Out COVID-19 Economic Relief Plan

YANGON—China’s ambassador to Myanmar pushed on Wednesday to gear up for the implementation of Beijing’s key infrastructure projects in Myanmar despite the fact that both countries’ economies are facing a significant slowdown due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Chen Hai and Myanmar’s Deputy Minister for Planning, Finance and Industry […]

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 President’s Upcoming Visit Seen as Bid to Gain Myanmar Leaders’ Commitment on BRI Projects

YANGON—Chinese President Xi Jinping is reportedly planning to visit Myanmar late next week, in a trip many believe is aimed at sending a signal regarding the country’s importance to China’s strategic ambitions in the Indian Ocean, while shoring up support for Xi’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) among leaders in Myanmar, which is slated […]