Xi Jinping visit ends with new trade deals

Xi Jinping’s long-awaited visit, the first from a Chinese head of state in 19 years, ended with dozens of new deals as Myanmar deepens its economic relationship with its most powerful neighbor. Over the two-day conference, Xi met with President

How a genocide ruling would affect Myanmar business

Next week, on January 23, the International Court of Justice will announce its ruling on whether or not Myanmar is guilty of genocide. The charges were leveled by the Gambia with a request for “provisional measures” to halt and rectify al
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Can a high level meeting revive decaying peace?

On January 8th, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Military officials met with representatives of ten ethnic armed groups to discuss revitalizing Myanmar’s once promising peace process. The Joint Implementation Coordination Meeting (JICM
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UN condemns human rights abuses in resolution

The United Nations General Assembly has passed a resolution condemning what it calls “human rights abuses against Rohingya muslims” in Myanmar. The move adds weight to recent genocide accusations brought before the International Court of
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Bombs hit Rakhine town ahead of Daw Suu visit

Three small bombs were detonated in a Rakhine town on the day of a visit by State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. No one was injured in the December 19th blasts, which went off in the town of Manaung, on an island south of Sittwe. However, the incid
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Thousands march in support of Daw Suu

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in support of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi as she defended Myanmar before the United Nation’s highest court. On December 10th, the supporters marched to Yangon City Hall to mark the beginning of the three