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Posts Tagged ‘China’ (70 found)

China’s Myanmar Strategy: Elections, Ethnic Politics and Economics

As Myanmar approaches its first elections in two decades, China’s primary concerns are the security and stability of its south-western border and protecting its strategic and economic interests in the country […]

September 21, 2010  •  By International Crisis Group  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Critics Decry Norinco Outlay on Ivanhoe’s Burmese Mine

Critics of Canada’s Ivanhoe Mines say that a recent report in Burma’s state-controlled media that Chinese weapons firm Norinco is to spend nearly US$1 billion to develop the Monywa copper project’s long-stalled second phase is further evidence that the notorious weapons firm has bought Ivanhoe’s stake in Burma’s largest mining project – a charge the Vancouver-based miner has repeatedly denied.

August 31, 2010  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

International Action Needed to Halt Burma’s Nuclear Efforts

In early June, we wrote about a shocking documentary by the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) and aired on Al-Jazeera that revealed the military regime’s attempts to develop a nuclear program. Based on the testimony of high-ranking defectors and photographic evidence verified by a number of nuclear experts, the report revealed the junta’s extensive network of military bunkers throughout the country, factories containing machines to build missiles and nuclear weapons, and North Korea’s cooperation and mentorship on the project[…]

July 5, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

China’s Energy-security Plan Damages Indigenous Peoples’ Lives in Burma

More Human Rights Abuses and Environmental Destruction at Grave Risk

China’s Prime Minister Wen Jiabao’s visit to Burma has cemented China’s energy security through oil and gas deals and will boost the relationship between the two countries […]

June 4, 2010  •  By Arakan Oil Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

China’s Power Grab

At a time when frequent power outages are disrupting people’s lives and businesses in Burma, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is now in Naypidaw, in all likelihood forging deals to export more energy resources from the country.

We, members of the Shwe Gas Movement, ask a simple question: what benefit will Premier Jiabao’s visit bring to the people of Burma? […]

June 2, 2010  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Chinese Premier’s Visit Should Spotlight Rights – Flawed Elections Likely to Erode Security

During his June 2 visit, China’s premier Wen Jiabao should take up human rights concerns in Burma, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to the premier. Human rights abuses in Burma impact on the region’s long-term security, and China is an influential actor as Burma’s first elections in 20 years approach.[…]

May 31, 2010  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Open Letter to Chinese President Hu Jintao Calling to Stop Myitsone Dam

Dear President Hu,

On behalf of the communities suffering from the Myitsone Dam project in Kachin State, we appeal to you to immediately halt the forced relocation and destruction of the villages of those opposed to this project by China’s state-owned China Power Investment Corporation […]

May 27, 2010  •  By Kachin Development Networking Group  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

People Begin to Flee Homes Under Threat of Civil War

The situation in north-eastern Burma is becoming increasingly tense and unstable as yet another set of deadlines pass, by which ethnic ceasefire groups were supposed to join the junta’s Border Guard Force (BGF) under the command of the SPDC Army. On 25 April, the National Democratic Front, made up of 8 ethnic armed groups, released a statement rejecting the BGF proposal and demanding that the junta end its military operations and intimidations in ethnic areas. The Kachin Independence Organization/Army, the United Wa State Army (UWSA) and the National Democratic Alliance Army (NDAA, aka Mongla) also remain resolute in their opposition to the junta’s proposal and stand by their counter proposals, which have been dismissed by the regime.[…]

May 3, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Dam Debate Looms Large over Mekong Summit

By Rachel O’Brien

Leaders of Southeast Asian nations straddling the shrinking lower Mekong River are set to lean on China at landmark talks as controversy builds over the cause of the waterway’s lowest levels in decades.

Beijing’s Vice Foreign Minister Song Tao will join the premiers of Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam in the Thai resort town of Hua Hin to discuss management of the vast river, on which more than 60 million people depend […]

April 2, 2010  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Corridor of Power:
 China’s Trans-Burma Oil and Gas Pipelines

This report details the route of the pipelines and analyzing the risks for the affected communities in Burma as well as corporations, governments and investors. Download the report.

September 1, 2009  •  By Shwe Gas Movement  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤