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Sino- Myanmar Pauk-Phaw Relationship under Strain?

Paper No. 6674                        Dated 2-Sep-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.
 
It looks that of late, the much talked about Pauk-Phaw  relationship between Myanmar and China is under strain.  This Pauk-Phaw that means fraternal relationship was hailed as the centre piece of the relationship by no one less than Xi Jinping during his visit to Myanmar recently  in January this year. 
 

Myanmar in the tight grip of China:

Paper No 6664                             Dated 18-Aug-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
It is an open secret that Myanmar politically, economically and in the ongoing ethnic conflicts is totally beholden to China.  This is understood not only by the Civilian Government and the Army but also by the people from all walks of life in   Myanmar.
 

Myanmar: Bars Arakan Army from Panglong Conference- An Unwise Move

Paper No. 6658                              Dated 11- Aug-2020
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
On 6th of August, the Myanmar Government announced that the Arakan Army will not be invited for the next 21st Century Panglong Conference.
 
 On the other hand, it indicated that the other seven Ethnic Armed Organizations who have opted out of signing the National Cease fire agreement with the Government will be invited.
 

Myanmar: The US-China Feud Spills into Myanmar:

Paper No. 6650                 Dated 20-July-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
In an unusual and not  normally seen in diplomatic circles was the  open letter by United States Embassy in Myanmar openly accusing China of steadily eroding the sovereignty of the countries of ASEAN including Myanmar.
 
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Myanmar: Army Chief Hints at Chinese Meddling in Ethnic Conflict:

Paper No. 6614                    Dated 5-July-2020
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
In my earlier paper 6497 of 20th September 2019, titled “Renewed Fighting by Northern Alliance - Is China Part of Problem”, I had stated that there is an increasing suspicion and expressed by some even in Myanmar that China is not doing enough and does want to do enough either in bringing to an end the ethnic conflict in Myanmar. ( Shown as Annexure)
 

Myanmar: China and the Kyaukpyu Deep Sea Port: Why this desperate Hurry?

Paper No. 6596                 Dated 13-June-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
In one of my earlier papers on Myanmar 6519 of 12 Feb, 2020, I had said that the visit of Xi Jin Ping though declared to be part of the 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties, the real reason appeared to be to regain the lost momentum of strategic dominance.
 

Myanmar: Civil-Military Relations: Suu Kyi standing up to the Army

Paper No. 6590                        Dated   3-June-2020
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.
 

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