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What’s Behind the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor ‘Plus’ Initiative?
August 10, 2022

What’s Behind the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor ‘Plus’ Initiative?

By Syah Vaghji
The vague plan would see mainland Southeast Asian countries contribute to the flagship Chinese infrastructure initiative.

Shan State Exemplifies China’s Tangled Myanmar Ties
May 04, 2022

Shan State Exemplifies China’s Tangled Myanmar Ties

By Tom Fawthrop
China’s endorsement of the junta lays the basis for a boom in trade with the fractious eastern state – or so Beijing hopes.
Revisiting the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor After the Coup
April 11, 2022

Revisiting the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor After the Coup

By Amara Thiha
The military coup of February 2021 has opened up new avenues of collaboration between Myanmar and China.

Chinese Special Envoy Winds Up Unannounced Myanmar Trip
September 02, 2021

Chinese Special Envoy Winds Up Unannounced Myanmar Trip

By Sebastian Strangio
Sun Guoxiang's surreptitious visit marks China's full return to "business as usual" in Myanmar.

Chinese High-Speed Rail Network Reaches Myanmar’s Border
September 01, 2021

Chinese High-Speed Rail Network Reaches Myanmar’s Border

By Sebastian Strangio
The opening of the Chengdu-Lincang line will further mainland Southeast Asia's historic reorientation toward the north.

Chinese State Media Hints at ‘More Drastic Action’ in Myanmar
March 16, 2021

Chinese State Media Hints at ‘More Drastic Action’ in Myanmar

By Sebastian Strangio
After Chinese factories were damaged during anti-coup protests, an editorial warned that “China won't allow its interests to be exposed to further aggression."

Chinese Official Denies ‘Prior Knowledge’ of Myanmar Coup
February 17, 2021

Chinese Official Denies ‘Prior Knowledge’ of Myanmar Coup

By Sebastian Strangio
There is little reason to doubt Beijing's claim that the coup and ensuing crisis is "not what China wants to see.”
What the Myanmar Coup Means for China
February 03, 2021

What the Myanmar Coup Means for China

By Shannon Tiezzi
China will stick to its strict policy of non-intervention, but the military takeover has created a diplomatic headache for Beijing.

Despite COVID-19 Crunch, China-Mekong Integration Continues
January 15, 2021

Despite COVID-19 Crunch, China-Mekong Integration Continues

By Sebastian Strangio
Beijing continues to focus on deepening its physical integration with the Southeast Asian nations to its south.

China’s Goals for Wang Yi’s Southeast Asian Tour
January 15, 2021

China’s Goals for Wang Yi’s Southeast Asian Tour

By Nian Peng
The foreign minister’s trip was about much more than COVID-19 vaccines.

Beijing’s New Toys in Myanmar
January 11, 2021

Beijing’s New Toys in Myanmar

By Amara Thiha
Infrastructure is high on China's agenda in Myanmar, but it is also making headway in other important sectors.
A Hitch in the Belt and Road in Myanmar
December 03, 2020

A Hitch in the Belt and Road in Myanmar

By Gene Ryack
A long-running war and COVID-19 muddle development in Kyaukphyu, Myanmar.

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