Follow CGSP on Social Media

Listen to the CGSP Podcast

Beijing Leans Into Ties With Myanmar’s Military Government as Ethnic Rebels Capture More Territory Near Chinese Border

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Sun Weidong wrapped up a three-day meeting to Myanmar on Saturday that included talks with junta leader Min Aung Hlaing. Image via Xinhua.

Senior Chinese officials wrapped up a series of high-level talks with the leadership in Myanmar over the weekend amid a worsening insurgency that is now spilling over the border into China.

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Sun Weidong concluded a three-day visit to Yangon on Saturday that included meetings with junta leader Min Aung Hlaing, where the two discussed the deteriorating security situation along their border.

  • Get a daily email packed with the latest China-Africa news and analysis.
  • Read exclusive insights on the key trends shaping China-Africa relations.
  • Full access to the News Feed that provides daily updates on Chinese engagement in Africa and throughout the Global South.

China, Africa and the Global South... find out what’s happening.

Subscribe today for unlimited access.

What is The China-Global South Project?


The China-Global South Project is passionately independent, non-partisan and does not advocate for any country, company or culture.


A carefully curated selection of the day’s most important China-Global South stories. Updated 24 hours a day by human editors. No bots, no algorithms.


Diverse, often unconventional insights from scholars, analysts, journalists and a variety of stakeholders in the China-Global South discourse.


A unique professional network of China-Africa scholars, analysts, journalists and other practioners from around the world.