How Did Myanmar’s Reforms Change Its Relations With China?

I first visited Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) in February 2013, two months after then-U.S. President Barack Obama’s landmark visit to that country. One thing that has been inscribed in my fond memories of the visit is that many street vendors in Yangon (formerly Rangoon) were hawking T-shirts with Obama’s headshot and a caption above […]

YCDC planner targets 30 percent parkland

It isn’t easy keeping Yangon green, what with the heat, developers’ voracious appetite for empty land, and the council’s lack of resources. But municipal officials say they are hopeful they can more than double the amount of green space in Yangon under a new zoning plan, taking the figure up to 30 percent. U Toe Aung, a […]

Myanmar search engine to launch in July

As online and mobile technology takes off, how will people search Myanmar-language content? The answer is uncertain: The country has one of the lowest internet penetration rates in the world and, so far, no very good search tools. That’s why Bindez, a local start-up, is working on it. Nurtured through Project Hub’s 2013 fellowship for […]