The Kyaukpyu port in Myanmar, where officials are hoping to begin work on a Chinese-backed deep water project. Photo: Handout

There’s no Chinese ‘debt trap’, says Myanmar minister, as government pushes for joint port project to go ahead

Thaung Tun insists his government is keen to press on with deep water project after reports it was negotiating to keep costs down

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The Kyaukpyu port in Myanmar, where officials are hoping to begin work on a Chinese-backed deep water project. Photo: Handout
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Josephine Ma

Josephine Ma

Josephine Ma is China editor-at-large. She has been covering China news for the South China Morning Post for more than 20 years, most recently as China editor. As a Beijing correspondent, she reported on everything from the Sars outbreak in 2003 to the Lhasa riot and Beijing Olympics in 2008.