Archive for the ‘Myanmar’ Category

India-Financed Sittwe Port Opens in Myanmar, Countering China’s Connectivity Projects

Via India Today, an article on the opening of Indian-financed Sittwe Port in Myanmar: The strategic Sittwe Port in Myanmar was jointly inaugurated by Indian Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Sarbananda Sonowal and Deputy Prime Minister and Union Minister for Transport & Communications of Myanmar, Admiral Tin Aung San on Wednesday. At the […]

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Myanmar-Bangladesh Railway Connection Provides Benefits For Region

Via Eurasia Review, commentary on the regional benefits of the Myanmar-Bangladesh railway connection: Locations of Bangladesh (green) and Myanmar (Burma). Credit: Wikipedia Commons   In 1918, work began on a railway that the British hoped would provide a trade link between the subcontinent and China and its remains are rich with history. The British had […]

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The China-Myanmar Economic Corridor, 2 Years After the Coup

Courtesy of The Diplomat, a look at how – after some initial hesitation – China is moving CMEC ahead in tandem with Myanmar’s military rulers – at least where the situation is stable enough to do so: Xi Jinping’s visit to Myanmar in January 2020, the first by a Chinese president in almost 20 years, […]

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Myanmar Joins North Korea and Iran on Global Illicit Finance Blacklist

Via the Wall Street Journal, a report that Myanmar has been added to the global finance blacklist: A global financial watchdog added Myanmar to its list of countries where businesses and financial institutions are at high risk of exposure to money laundering and terrorist financing, potentially accelerating the country’s economic isolation that was triggered by a […]

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China Carves Path To Indian Ocean With Myanmar Rail Network

Via Nikkei Asia, an article on China’s BRI investment in Myanmar: When the West cut off aid to Myanmar after the military took control in 2021, China rushed to fill the vacuum under its Belt and Road infrastructure-building initiative. But growing concern over China’s so-called debt trap diplomacy threatens the of progress of a jewel […]

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General Chaos: Myanmar’s Struggling Economy

Via The Economist, an article on how an economically illiterate junta is running Myanmar into the ground: Queues snake away from open-backed trucks that sell cooking oil on the streets of Yangon. Since July people in Myanmar’s commercial capital have stood for hours in the tropical heat and rain to buy discounted oil from wholesalers. […]

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