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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 ...

  2. Infographics - News - MYANMAR

    Dragon at the doorstep: Myanmar’s changing ties with China

    Posted May 29th 2014, 04:42pm by Patrick Boehler, Silvio Carrillo, Cedric Sam

    ... and smuggling along the porous Myanmar-China border. It follows a Chinese state-owned hydro-power conglomerate lobbying for the construction of Myanmar's biggest dam to provide electricity ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar seen as likely to reopen natural-resource deals

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... with the estimate. The halting of the Chinese-backed Myitesone Dam in Kachin state in 2011 was "the first bell indicating that the rules would be changing", DiMaggio said. "Now with the development of new investment laws, we should expect that momentum to continue." Since the dam was halted, the government has faced new controversy over a Chinese-backed copper mine development ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Rebel ceasefire fuels Myanmar land grabs

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 05:59pm by AFP

    ... catalogues a litany of land grabs – for dams, plantations and logging projects – with villagers often given no warning or information on the sale of land they have been working for decades. ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Dozens hurt in crackdown on Myanmar mine protest

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... and international practice," it said. The latest demonstration echoes fierce opposition to a Chinese-backed mega-dam which saw Myanmar president Thein Sein order the scheme's suspension last year ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar work will continue, vows National Endowment for Democracy

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... One specific piece of on-the-ground action that alarmed some Chinese diplomats and analysts was the protest movement against the giant Myitsone dam in northeastern Myanmar. The US$3 billion ... construction of the dam was seen as a key early sign that the new, nominally civilian government was determined to heed the concerns of the people. It also pointed to a longer-term strategic shift away ...



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