Smoke billows from the industrial zone of Hlaing Thar Yar, in Yangon, Myanmar, home to Chinese-run factories. Photo: AP
Smoke billows from the industrial zone of Hlaing Thar Yar, in Yangon, Myanmar, home to Chinese-run factories. Photo: AP
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

Relations between China and Myanmar have long been fraught, resulting in imperial invasions and wars

  • Over the centuries, the neighbouring countries have fought several wars, mostly over the control of the borderlands between them
  • It was the Qing-Konbaung war from 1765 to 1769 put an end to centuries of vaguely defined frontiers

Smoke billows from the industrial zone of Hlaing Thar Yar, in Yangon, Myanmar, home to Chinese-run factories. Photo: AP
Smoke billows from the industrial zone of Hlaing Thar Yar, in Yangon, Myanmar, home to Chinese-run factories. Photo: AP
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