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Foreign Investment Will Not Weaken China Economic Ties in Burma

STATE DEPARTMENT – Burma is open for new foreign investment following the suspension of European and U.S. sanctions against the military-led government. ​​ Burma is changing and so is its relationship with the West. Pro-democracy advocate Aung Sung Suu Kyi is now a member of parliament.  U.S.

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Burma is open for new foreign investment following the suspension of European and U.S. sanctions against the military-led government.

​​Burma is changing and so is its relationship with the West. Pro-democracy advocate Aung Sung Suu Kyi is now a member of parliament.  U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is an honored guest.  And Western leaders say the political reforms warrant the gradual reopening of relations.

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Digital Revolution and Repression in Myanmar and Thailand

Activists have also proactively published social media content in multiple languages using the hashtags #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar and #WhatsHappeningInThailand to boost coverage of events on the ground.

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By Karen Lee

Following the February 1 coup, Myanmar’s netizens became the latest to join the #MilkTeaAlliance, an online collective of pro-democracy youth across Asia.

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Will Myanmar’s coup help China influence ASEAN?

The Myanmar crisis is becoming increasingly tragic, with the military’s use of lethal force now killing over 60 protestors.

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On 16 January 2021, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi concluded a visit to four ASEAN countries. One destination was Myanmar, the upcoming country coordinator of the ASEAN–China dialogue and now centre of international attention after the country’s military seized power.

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