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Myanmar, also known as Burma, has seen decades of ethnic conflict and corrupt military rule stifle its considerable economic prospects. With an advantageous geographic location, abundant natural resources and ample labor force, Myanmar has the ingredients needed to become a regional economic power. A win by pro-democracy groups in last November’s elections offers a...
China has watched its unrivalled economic privileges in Myanmar slip away as the poorest country in southeast Asia pivots to the West, writes guest expert Vaughan Winterbottom. The government in Naypyidaw is no longer the stalwart authoritarian ally to China it once was. But China is waiting in the wings as its growing ties and voice in Asian forums strengthen. Mya...