Archive for the ‘Burma’ Category

China’s Strategic Port Project Moves Step Closer to Reality as Myanmar OKs Joint Venture

Via The Irrawaddy, an article on China’s planned strategic deep-sea port project in Myanmar: The Myanmar government’s investment agency last week approved the registration of a joint venture between a Chinese company and a government-backed committee to develop China’s strategic deep-sea port project in western Rakhine State. The approval moves the long-delayed backbone project of […]

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China’s Belt and Road Detours Downstream in Myanmar

Via The Asia Times, a report that China is looking to the Irrawaddy River as alternative trade route as its high-speed rail plan stalls: Ethnic wars, security concerns and official foot-dragging have all conspired to stall China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) plan to build a high-speed railroad from its southwest down through Myanmar’s volatile northern […]

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China Builds In Myanmar’s Conflict Areas

Via China Dialogue, a report on China’s new infrastructure corridor through Myanmar which crosses war-torn regions, risking further conflict and environmental degradation: A year ago, Myanmar and China signed an agreement to establish the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor (CMEC), as part of China’s Belt and Road global infrastructure initiative. Today, that corridor is mired in conflict between […]

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An Undone Buckle? Trouble for Belt and Road in Myanmar

Via China Dialogue, an article on China’s new infrastructure route through Myanmar: A year ago, Myanmar and China signed an agreement to establish the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor (CMEC), as part of China’s Belt and Road global infrastructure initiative. Today, that corridor is mired in conflict between the Myanmar military and ethnic armed groups. Stretching 1,700km, […]

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For Investors, Myanmar Is Still For The Brave

Via the Nikkei Asian Review, a look at Myanmar: The dust has settled in Naypyitaw, where a government led by the National League for Democracy has replaced the quasi-democratic, military-backed regime of President Thein Sein. With some of the political uncertainty about the country’s future now shelved and the economy in good shape Myanmar is […]

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New Road To Mandalay: The Trade Route Vital To Asia’s Future

Courtesy of the Financial Times, a look at how the ancient trade route from Myanmar to China has been upgraded and the role it will play a vital role in the globalized future of Asia: It is just after 8am on a sunny Saturday morning and the Muse border post is buzzing. The line of […]

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