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Zhu Xianghui
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Zhu Xianghui

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

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Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at Phnom Penh International Airport in Cambodia on April 29. Photo: Reuters

China’s relationship with Asean under scrutiny as Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi makes first visit to Cambodia

  • The state counsellor’s trip underlines the similarities between two nations isolated from the international community over human rights abuses
  • Naypyidaw and Phnom Penh are also seen as loyal to Beijing, a position that has hampered the Southeast Asian bloc’s effectiveness
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Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at Phnom Penh International Airport in Cambodia on April 29. Photo: Reuters
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