Suu Kyi tries to win over China

Myitsone dam site near Myitkyina, Kachin State. Source: Wikimedia Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi is in China for presumably her most challenging diplomatic...

Myanmar farmers protest at Chinese copper mine

Protests have been taking place at Letpadaung for years. Source: Flickr Hundreds of villagers in Myanmar protested against the resumption of operations at a Chinese-backed...

Chinese frigates dock at Yangon 

China’s Navy is hoping to extend its links with Myanmar. Source: Wikimedia   Two naval vessels from China have arrived in Yangon for a five-day visit...

Rebel armies plan federation

Nay Pyi Taw’s grip on ethnically distinct Kachin State is loose. Source: YouTube Leaders from 17 rebel armies in Myanmar are meeting in Kachin State...

Wa rebels leave Panglong

 Wa-Bang, northern Shan State. Source: Wikimedia One of Myanmar's most powerful rebel armies has walked out of the so-called Panglong peace conference. Representatives of the heavily...

US “concerned” about Shan conflict

Myanmar’s 22 large, powerful rebel armies present a considerable challenge to the new government. Source: Wikimedia The US embassy in Myanmar has said it is...

Microsoft enters murky Myanmar market

Microsoft has stepped into the precarious business world of supposedly democratic Myanmar by signing a deal with a conglomerate whose founder has long battled...

Myanmar bans ‘Rohingya’ use

The Jama Masjid, which is closed-off and guarded, in Sittwe, capital of Rakhine State. Source: Flickr Myanmar’s de facto prime minister, Aung San Suu Kyi,...

12 more die in Rakhine

Rakhine State is resource-rich but ravaged by poverty. Source: YouTube Twelve people have allegedly died in the north of the troubled Rakhine State in western...

Myanmar’s false dawn

Buddhism is increasingly politicised in Myanmar. Picture credit: Asean Economist Foreigners dominate Myanmar's westernmost state of Rakhine, exploiting its natural resources and derailing its ethnic...

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