Archive for the ‘Burma’ Category

Following The Money Behind Myanmar’s Coup

Via The Asia Times, a look at how monetary wealth may have instigated the recent coup in Myanmar: By seizing absolute power, Myanmar coup leader Senior General Min Aung Hlaing has protected his and his family’s financial interests and the military’s unscrutinized economic domination. Min Aung Hlaing spent much of his military career as a […]

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Can China Make Myanmar A Major Oil Nation?

Via, an article on China’s petroleum interests in Myanmar: Two countries linked by an energy source, China and Myanmar have become closer partners over the last few years due to their connection via an oil pipeline. Having seen the success of energy transportation between the two states, China plans to invest further in Myanmar […]

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China’s Headway In Myanmar

Via The Diplomat, a report on how – while infrastructure is high on China’s agenda in Myanmar -  it is also making headway in other important sectors: 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. […]

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PTTEP To Invest $2B Into Myanmar Energy Projects

Via PowerOnline, a report on PTTEP’s plan to invest $2B into Myanmar’s energy sector: PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP) will move forward the Integrated Domestic Gas to Power Project in Myanmar after receiving an exclusive development right from the Myanmar government. This integrated energy project aims to provide energy security to Myanmar […]

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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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