New diplomatic missions signal Chinese support for Myanmar amid Rakhine crisis

Symbolic move to set up presence in capital shunned by most other foreign diplomats highlights Beijing’s desire to strengthen ties Myanmar’s purpose-built capital Naypyidaw is known for its vast scale and emptiness, but China is using it to showcase its presence and boost ties with the Southeast Asian nation as it faces a wave of […]

China Ties Set for Thaw If Myanmar Opposition Wins Election

Myanmar’s opposition led by Aung San Suu Kyi expects warm ties with China if it wins a parliamentary election this month, good news for its northern neighbor which has seen its influence wane amid tensions with the current government. Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy bears China no ill will, said Win Htein, a member […]