Myanmar and China may have no choice but to scale back and move their troubled dam project
- Aung San Suu Kyi wants cooperation with China and says backtracking on Myitsone would be a blow to Myanmar’s reputation
- However, intense local and environmentalist opposition to the project may force a change, if not an outright scrapping
Zhu Xianghui is senior visiting fellow with the China Programme at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is also associate professor with the School of International Studies at Yunnan University, China.