Parliament asked to approve ADB loan to improve electricity network

Myanmar may buy power from China

Myanmar may soon fill its electricity supply gaps by importing power from China. Ministry of Electricity and Energy Deputy Permanent Secretary U Soe Myint disclosed to the Myanmar Times that a feasibility study will soon be conducted on the possibili

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

Xi Jinping will visit Myanmar amid soaring trade

At the time of publishing, Chinese president Xi Jinping’s first visit to Myanmar in 19 years will be only one day away. His visit will not only mark the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries, it will also mark a hig

China border trade passes USD 1 billion in first month

The Ministry of Commerce says border trade between Myanmar and China passed the USD 1 billion mark in the first month of the 2019-2020 fiscal year. The booming trade comes despite a surge in violence along key trade routes and highlights Myanmar̵

Daw Suu meets with Chinese foreign minister

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi met with Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi in Nay Pyi Taw last week. The two discussed China and Myanmar’s ongoing economic and political partnerships. The meetings marks one of the state counsellor’s

China eyes Ayeyarwady as potential shipping channel

To overcome Myanmar’s underdeveloped roadway infrastructure, China could be turning to the Ayeyarwady River. The country has been conducting feasibility studies for ports that will link Yunnan with Mandalay and Yangon. The developments would be