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Myanmar Armed Groups Accuse Junta of Breaking China-Brokered Ceasefire

An alliance of Myanmar ethnic armed groups has accused the junta of repeatedly violating a China-brokered ceasefire in the north of the country this month and causing civilian casualties. Beijing brokered a truce between the junta and the so-called "Three Brotherhood ...

Myanmar Junta Revives Plans for China-Backed Mega-Dam

Myanmar's junta has revived plans for a $3.6 billion Chinese-backed dam in the north of the country, which was suspended more than ten years ago following huge public opposition. The project to build the 6,000-megawatt Myitsone dam in northern Kachin state ...

Myanmar Junta Minister Heads to Beijing for Security Talks

The Myanmar junta's home minister has left for China for security talks with Beijing's minister for public security, state media said Thursday. Lieutenant-General Yar Pyae left for China on Wednesday for a "working visit to discuss law enforcement and security cooperation ...

More Than 800 Suspected Scammers Arrested in Myanmar-China Joint Operation

More than 800 people suspected of being cross-border scammers were arrested in a joint police operation by Myanmar and China, the junta and Beijing's embassy in Yangon said on Monday. Scam compounds have flourished in Myanmar, staffed by citizens from China ...

Sri Lanka President Hints at Emerging Chinese Logistics Network Linking Hambantota With Yangon and Chongqing

Discussions are reportedly underway among Sri Lanka, China, and Myanmar to link key ports and industrial hubs in those countries into a new logistics network, according to recent comments by Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe. The president said at a cabinet ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Philippine President Ramps Up Rhetoric as Local Attitudes Harden

The President of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., told soldiers to be ready for any conflict amid a potential overlap of his country’s tensions with China in the South China Sea and growing tensions between China and Taiwan.
Speaking to troops at a base in the northern Isabela province on Monday, Marcos said: “The external threat now has become more pronounced, has become more worrisome, and that is why we have to ...

Chinese Telecom Fraud Suspects in Myanmar Discover Even Amid an Insurgency They Can Still Get Caught

Chinese security officials are celebrating the apprehension of ten "major suspects" accused of large-scale telecom fraud who were captured in Myanmar and forcibly repatriated this week. The group arrived in the southern Chinese city of Kunming on Tuesday aboard a jet chartered ...

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

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 ...

WEEK IN REVIEW: Insurgent Group in Myanmar Reportedly Seized Another Key Border Crossing With China

An insurgent group in Myanmar has reportedly seized another key border crossing with China, further eroding the ruling junta’s control of the northeastern Shan State. Beijing remains concerned about factional fighting in Myanmar spilling over the border and has even deployed PLA troops on the Chinese side. (DIPLOMAT) ...

Beijing Hosts 8th Lancang-Mekong Foreign Ministers Meeting

Beijing hosted the 8th Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Thursday, jointly led by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Myanmar’s Deputy Prime Minister U Than Swe. Wang met individually with multiple representatives on Wednesday as they arrived for ...

China-Myanmar Naval Drills Follow Beijing’s Dispatching of Troops to Restive Border Region

China and Myanmar are conducting joint naval drills as the junta government loses ground to militia groups in its northeast border region with China. The maritime exercises come days after China conducted its own land-based drills in Yunnan Province near its ...
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