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‘The Momentum Is Still Good’ [Myanmar]

Author: Kyaw Zwa Moe, Saw Yan Naing, Irrawaddy (Thailand), Published on: 23 August 2013

…After the suspension of the Chinese-backed Myitsone hydropower dam project…Beijing was forced to re-evaluate its approach to dealing with Burma…Providing arms and other support to Burma’s generals to win access to resources and other strategically important assets is no longer enough: Popular opinion must now also be taken into consideration…[According to] China’s new ambassador to Burma, Yang Houlan…”[I]f we want to resume…[the Myitsone] project, we need to do communication and consultation…[Responding to the comment that] some Chinese companies, such as the China Power Investment Corporation, have been criticized for their lack of transparency…[Yang Houlan said] “…The Chinese government…encourages Chinese companies…to take responsibility for social affairs. Social responsibility is very important for the people…”

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Related companies: China Power Investment