abusesaffiliationarrow-downarrow-leftarrow-rightarrow-upattack-typeburgerchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-upClock iconclosedeletedevelopment-povertydiscriminationdollardownloademailenvironmentexternal-linkfacebookfiltergenderglobegroupshealthinformation-outlineinformationinstagraminvestment-trade-globalisationissueslabourlanguagesShapeCombined Shapelocationmap-pinminusnewsorganisationotheroverviewpluspreviewprofilerefreshnewssearchsecurityPathtagticktooltiptwitteruniversalityweb
Article

‘The Momentum Is Still Good’ [Myanmar]

…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…”