China can return stability to Myanmar and fix its image problem if it takes sides in the crisis

Published Apr 06 2021 at 9:45 AM GMT
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  • China has an image problem in Myanmar.
  • Rumours have swirled about whether Beijing’s top diplomat had any inkling, when he visited Yangon in January and met military chief Min Aung Hlaing, of the impending coup that would topple the elected National League for Democracy (NLD) government just weeks later.
  • Then came talk of nightly flights supposedly ferrying tech experts and equipment from Kunming to help the junta build a “Great Firewall”, like China’s, to shut down internet traffic and disrupt….




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  • Published Apr 6, 2021 9:45 AM GMT