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Chinese-funded hydropower project sparks anger in Burma

Author: Andrew Higgens, Washington Post [USA], Published on: 7 November 2011

...China has hunted far and wide in recent years for sources of power — and of profit — for state-owned corporate behemoths such as CPI. The result is a web of deals with often-repressive regimes...Amid a dramatic...opening in Burma after decades of harsh repression, public anger has swamped China’s hydropower plan...Beijing still has big interests in Burma, including a multibillion-dollar oil and natural gas pipeline that is under construction. But a partnership forged with scant heed to public opinion has been badly jolted by a barrage of no-longer-taboo questions...In October 2009, the Kachin Development Networking Group, an opposition group, sent an open letter to CPI demanding that it halt the project...CPI, according to the group, did not reply. The company declined to comment for this article...

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