Pandemic adds to Chinese infrastructure delays in Myanmar: ICG

The Covid-19 pandemic and resulting shock to the economy are likely to ease pressure on Myanmar to speed up China’s ambitious but slow-moving infrastructure programme, according to a new report by the International Crisis Group (ICG). The ICG noted that President Xi Jinping’s visit to Myanmar in January, when the outbreak was in its early […]

Muse: Myanmar’s militia-run, billion-dollar gateway to China

With tinted windows and their militia name emblazoned on the side of their Ford truck, “Pan Say” fighters cruise the sleazy streets of Muse, Myanmar’s main gateway to China and awash with weapons and cash from casinos, drugs and sex. Ten armed groups run the Shan State border town of Muse, which is separated by […]