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  1. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Myanmar welcomes Obama’s historic visit

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 04:21am by Associated Press in Yangon, Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agencies in Yangon and Washington Myanmar’s government says it “warmly welcomes” US President Barack Obama’s decision to visit the country this month, noting it will increase the momentum ... travel to Thailand and Cambodia, the latter another first for a US president. While in Cambodia, Obama will attend the East Asia Summit. During his trip to Myanmar, Obama will also meet democracy ...

  2. Spirit and Stone

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Moody monochromatic images of Asia (including Covered Walkway- Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar, left) by American photographer John McDermott. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, Sun, 11am-7pm, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, 57-59 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2581 9678. Ends Aug 11 ...

  3. Activists to campaign for freer Myanmar

    Posted Mar 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yau Chui-yan Hoping to keep people's focus on problems in Myanmar, local activists have begun a campaign in Hong Kong to call for more freedom and democracy in the military-ruled ... Diocese and 10 other organisations came together to set up a Hong Kong Coalition for a Free Burma [Myanmar] last month. Last Sunday, the coalition held a candle-light vigil in Tsim Sha Tsui ...

  4. The tragic consequences of misrule in Myanmar

    Posted Apr 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The death by suffocation of 54 illegal immigrants from Myanmar who were seeking a new life in Thailand is a graphic reminder of the horrors which can result from people smuggling. Those ... who organised the ill-fated smuggling operation; they must be found and punished. But the tragedy also highlights the serious problems which have arisen from the misrule of Myanmar. We would ...

  5. China-bashing won't solve Myanmar's crisis

    Posted Nov 12th 2007, 12:00am by Doug Bandow

    ... Doug Bandow The despotic regime in Myanmar has again proved itself to be among the most odious governments on Earth. What can be done? Attempts at 'smarter' sanctions ... is not a priority in Asia. Few of Myanmar's neighbours are prepared to sacrifice economic or political advantage to encourage democracy. The latest round of protests in Yangon has highlighted ...

  6. Myanmar's border towns gasp for economic life

    Posted Oct 15th 2007, 12:00am by Christopher Johnson

    ... Christopher Johnson Western leaders proposing sanctions against Myanmar need to examine the nuts and bolts of the Myanmese economy in order to avoid harming ordinary people. They are already suffering from exorbitant living costs, a plummeting currency and isolation since the latest military crackdown on peaceful protesters. A recent visit to Myanmar's southernmost port ...

  7. Isolated state keen to open doors to investors

    Posted Jan 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Pavin Chachavalpongpun Myanmar is opening up. In recent months, foreign leaders, including US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and British Foreign Secretary William Hague, paid high-profile visits to the country that has long isolated itself from the world. They rushed to congratulate Myanmar for its progress in democratisation. Meanwhile, Myanmar's neighbours, ...

  8. Yunnan on way to becoming regional hub

    Posted Feb 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... exchanges, he said, adding that feasibility studies on international rail links with Myanmar and Thailand had also begun. A pan-Southeast Asia railway that starts in Myanmar and passes through Yunnan ...

  9. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY: ANALYSIS

    Obama's Asian trip delivers firm message

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode, Chief Asia correspondent In courting three of China's closest partners- Myanmar, Cambodia and Thailand- president will show US is determined to deepen ties Obama's ... Barack Obama's diplomatic offensive in Southeast Asia this weekend will make for jarring reading. In staging the historic first visits by a serving US president to Myanmar and Cambodia, ...

  10. Monks make most of non-violent tactics

    Posted Oct 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode It could have been straight from the non-violent preaching of Mahatma Gandhi or Martin Luther King. When Myanmar's Buddhist monks marched in silence through Yangon's ... crackdown. Such details are exactly the kind of thing taught under US-funded programmes to support Myanmar's exiled pro-democracy activists. Training camps are geared at fully exploiting ...




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