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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar marchers seek cancellation of Chinese-backed dam project

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:06am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Cancel Chinese-backed dam project, say marchers Dozens of protesters began a 2,400-kilometre march yesterday to northern Myanmar, calling for the cancellation of a Chinese-backed hydroelectric dam project over environmental concerns. The US$3.6 billion dam along the Irrawaddy River was supposed to export about 90 per cent of the electric power it generated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1455772/myanmar-marchers-seek-cancellation-chinese-backed-dam-project
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Freed prisoners in Myanmar now living in a jail of the mind

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:16am by Vincent Macisaac

    ... the nauseating stench. Some torture techniques were so common that the prisoners gave them names. One, called "Chinese letters", referred to the bruises left by a group of guards who beat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1465826/freed-prisoners-myanmar-now-living-jail-mind
  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar reporters in court over China chemical-arms-plant stories

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 11:46pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... claimed Chinese workers were seen at the site. Lei Zhen of the Chinese embassy in Yangon said he had no information on the matter. The Myanmar government has consistently denied having ... but not ratified the Chemical Weapons Convention, an international treaty which would bar it from developing such weapons. Lei Zhen, a spokesman for the Chinese embassy in Yangon, said he had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1451868/myanmar-reporters-court-over-china-chemical-arms-plant-stories
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar to profit from controversial Chinese-backed mine

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 04:55pm by Reuters in Yangon

    ... Reuters in Yangon Myanmar has signed a revised contract that increases its share of the profits from a controversial Chinese-backed copper mine, the country’s largest, officials said. ... share. The mine’s operators, Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited (UMEHL), which is owned by Myanmar’s military, and Myanmar Wanbao, a unit of China North Industries, a Chinese weapons ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1291308/myanmar-profit-controversial-chinese-backed-mine
  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar police fire rubber bullets at protest over China-backed mine

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 11:21pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Trouble flares again at copper mine Police fired rubber bullets at protesters who gathered at a roadblock near a Chinese-backed copper mine project in northwestern Myanmar, injuring seven, a lawmaker said yesterday. Nine officers also were hurt, a monk said, when villagers retaliated with slingshots. The incident occurred near the Letpadaung mine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1357287/myanmar-police-fire-rubber-bullets-protest-over-china-backed-mine
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar frees 69 political prisoners

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 03:45pm by AFP

    ... said some of those freed had been convicted under the new quasi-civilian government. At least one released inmate was jailed over demonstrations against a Chinese-backed copper mine in central ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1356646/myanmar-frees-69-political-prisoners
  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Bombings threaten influx of tourists to Myanmar

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 10:53pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Three bombs explode in northeastern Shan state near Chinese border in an area hit by fighting between the military and rebels Bombings threaten influx ... overnight in Namkham in restive northeastern Shan state near the Chinese border, police said. A municipal worker was killed, a police official said. The region has been shaken in recent years ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1333956/bombings-threaten-influx-tourists-myanmar
  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Pact between Myanmar's government and Kachin rebels questioned

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 12:00am by MCT

    ... autonomy - as a significant step forward. "We're working not just towards a just and sustainable peace but towards a new political culture, one built on compromise, mutual respect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1330483/pact-between-myanmars-government-and-kachin-rebels-questioned
  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Business graduate is Myanmar's first Miss Universe candidate since 1961

    Posted Oct 05th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... is that the competition presents a good image of our country, but if you look at what they wear, it is not what a lot of people here like," said Deputy Culture Minister Than Swe. Songwriter Saw Khuse, who ... as they brush aside concerns about morals and modesty. The country has succumbed to the "Korean wave" - the South Korean cultural invasion that has flooded the world with its soap operas, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1324694/business-graduate-myanmars-first-miss-universe-candidate-1961
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's old guard keeps grip on US$8b jade trade

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... valued at a conservative US$100 per kilogram, it was worth US$4.3 billion. But official exports of jade that year stood at only US$34 million. Official Chinese statistics only deepen the mystery. ... an anarchic region where soldiers and ethnic rebels clash, and where mainland Chinese traders rub shoulders with heroin-fuelled "handpickers" who are routinely buried alive while scavenging ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1320780/myanmars-old-guard-keeps-grip-us8b-jade-trade

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