Chinese Foreign Minister expounds on stance on Myanmar issue

he Chinese side expects joint efforts by China and ASEAN to push Myanmar in pursuit of political reconciliation within the framework of the constitution and laws, said Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi. BAGAN, Myanmar, July 4 (Xinhua) — Visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday exchanged views on […]

Chinese Foreign Minister hails Lancang-Mekong cooperation on fight against COVID-19, connectivity, livelihood

BAGAN, Myanmar, July 4 (Xinhua) — Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here on Monday that the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) has achieved fruitful results in promoting regional stability and prosperity. When chairing the seventh LMC foreign ministers’ meeting, Wang said that since last year the six LMC countries have earnestly implemented consensuses […]

China’s top diplomat Wang Yi says Beijing will back Myanmar to resolve its problems

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called for more strategic cooperation with Myanmar as the two Asian neighbours come under growing pressure from the West. Wang made the remarks during a meeting with Myanmar’s President Win Myint in the capital Naypyidaw, saying Beijing would back the Southeast Asian nation to resolve its own problems. “China […]

Far from a ‘debt trap’, China’s belt and road allows countries like Myanmar to leapfrog poverty

Andre Wheeler says Western critics overlook the holistic and long-term benefits that China’s multilateral infrastructure investment programme brings to countries like Myanmar. What’s more, they aren’t offering any alternatives A plethora of articles have discussed the risks associated with China’s Belt and Road Initiative. The discussion is often portrayed within a “winners versus losers” framework, […]

NLD to look West, but not ignore its tough neighbours

  Revered in the West almost as much as at home, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi may steer Myanmar’s foregin policy to a westward pivot to some degree, although the Nobel Peace Prize winner has already shown she understands the realities of dealing with powerful Asian neighbours. The importance of relations with Beijing was emphasized […]

Suu Kyi’s state counsellor bill passes vote despite military protest

Myanmar’s military lawmakers made clear their opposition to a bill to create a powerful new presidential advisory role for Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday by refusing to take part in a lower house of parliament vote on it. YANGON: Myanmar’s military lawmakers made clear their opposition to a bill to create a powerful new […]

China seeks ‘new chapter’ in first visit with Myanmar’s Suu Kyi

HONG KONG – China and Myanmar pledged to open a “new chapter” in their sometimes strained relationship, raising the prospect that stalled Chinese investment projects in the Southeastern Asian country could be allowed to resume. Aung San Suu Kyi, head of Myanmar’s ruling National League for Democracy and newly installed foreign minister, and her Chinese counterpart, […]

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi meets China counterpart Wang Yi in foreign minister debut

YANGON (AFP) – Myanmar’s foreign minister Aung San Suu Kyi met her Chinese counterpart on Tuesday (April 5) in the first diplomatic foray of her new pro-democracy government, underscoring the importance of relations with Beijing. The nation sees its giant neighbour – and largest trading partner – as its biggest foreign policy preoccupation, with border […]

China or India: Difficult choice for new Myanmar government

Even as the Aung San Suu Kyi-led National League for Democracy (NLD) is expected to form a new government in Myanmar, China has lost no time in diagnosing the import of the party’s victory and is all set to recalibrate its policy towards the country to steal a march over India towards gaining a deeper […]