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Warmer China-Myanmar economic ties risk future unrest

Wednesday, April 12, 2017


Most notable are those on the China-Myanmar oil pipeline and the Kyaukphyu Special Economic Zone (SEZ).


  • Continuation of the Myitsone dam impasse will compound Myanmar’s shortfall of electricity generation capacity.
  • Resuming Chinese megaprojects in Myanmar risks more protests, with the NLD government caught between China and Myanmar’s people.
  • The next test of Myanmar’s ethnic minorities peace process will be at the next Panglong peace talks in May.

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