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21 May 2013

In Meeting with NLD, Myitsone Investor Says It Hopes to Restart Project [Myanmar]

Author: Kyaw Phyo Tha, Irrawaddy (Myanmar)

The main investor in the controversial Myitsone hydropower dam in Kachin State has expressed a desire to restart the suspended project, according to members of a National League for Democracy (NLD) delegation that traveled to China…NLD Central...

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21 May 2013

China Power Investment tells National League for Democracy delegation it wants to restart Myitsone Dam project in Myanmar, suspended over environmental concerns

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16 May 2013

Shanghai battery factory canceled over protest [China]

Author: Wang Zhenghua, China Daily

A Shanghai battery maker has given in to public pressure and canceled its plans for a new lithium battery factory in the city's Songjiang district. Shanghai Guoxuan New Energy [part of Hefei Guoxuan High-tech Power Energy] said…it had withdrawn its...

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20 March 2012

Burma Army Tells Locals to Leave Myitsone Area

Author: Saw Yan Naing, The Irrawaddy

Burmese authorities have told hundreds of villagers living near the site of the suspended Myitsone hydropower dam project in Kachin State to leave the area within 10 days or face the consequences, according to a local group monitoring the project. In...

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10 March 2012

Chinese officials call on Myanmar to restart suspended $3.6 billion power dam project

Author: Associated Press

Chinese officials have urged Myanmar’s government to restart a Chinese-backed multibillion-dollar power dam project that was suspended apparently without notice last year...The project had drawn protests from ethnic and environmental groups, and the...

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29 February 2012

China’s charity role along Burmese pipelines route praised

Author: Mizzima News

China’s role in the creation of the Sino-Burma oil and natural gas pipelines was praised by Burma’s vice president this week, particularly China’s charity contributions in the project areas...Tin Aung Myint Oo thanked the Chinese companies for...

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27 February 2012

Myitsone evictees begin returning home [Burma]

Author: Nay Thwin, Democratic Voice of Burma

Villagers who were among nearly 1,000 families in Kachin state forced to relocate to make way for the Myitsone dam have begun returning home, more than five months after Burmese President Thein Sein announced a suspension of the project...The...

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22 December 2011

No deaths in S China power plant protests

Author: Xinhua [China]

…[V]illagers from…Haimen…gathered again…to protest [a planned power plant over pollution concerns]…"No one has died since the incident took place," [dismissing media reports] Chen Xinzao, secretary of the CPC [Communist Party of China] Chaoyang...

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30 November 2011

Clinton in Myanmar May Augur Opening After Apple, Pepsi Exit

Author: Daniel Ten Kate, Bloomberg [USA]

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s arrival...in Myanmar may give Western companies an opening to return to the former dictatorship...Until now neighboring China, India and Thailand have accounted for most of the investment into Myanmar, pouring more...

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7 November 2011

Chinese-funded hydropower project sparks anger in Burma

Author: Andrew Higgens, Washington Post [USA]

...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...

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