Government to investigate Chinese-backed border development

The government announced that it will establish a special tribunal to investigate Shwe Koko, a large, Chinese-backed casino resort planned for the Thai-Myanmar border. The tribunal will investigate allegations of law violations and under-the-table de

US org calls out Chinese ties to armed groups

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP), an independent organization funded by the US government, has published a lengthy expose of Chinese business ties to armed groups in Kayin state. The report expresses concerns about lack of oversight and co

Ethnic organization slams Chinese casino project

A new report by the Karen Peace Support Network (KPSN) has condemned the Shwe Kokko casino project planned in an ethnic Karen territory along the Myanmar border. The report adds to the controversy that has surrounded the massive resort project since