Myanmar has faced months of protest following February’s coup. Photo: AFP Myanmar has faced months of protest following February’s coup. Photo: AFP
Myanmar has faced months of protest following February’s coup. Photo: AFP

China announces new Myanmar trade route as it seeks to bolster ties with military junta

  • The first test of the overland route follows a visit by Beijing’s special envoy and has been seen as a show of support after February’s coup
  • China has been seeking to boost its economic and political influence across Southeast Asia via the Belt and Road Initiative

Topic |   China-Asean relations
Myanmar has faced months of protest following February’s coup. Photo: AFP Myanmar has faced months of protest following February’s coup. Photo: AFP
Myanmar has faced months of protest following February’s coup. Photo: AFP
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