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CHINA - MYANMAR
No invitation to China for Aung San Suu Kyi: "too old"
The Chinese Communist Party, inviting the National League for Democracy, puts an age limit of 60 on delegates. And the Lady is 67. Beijing’s revenge for losing its economic monopoly on Myanmar, following the democratic openness of the country.
17/07/2009 MYANMAR - CHINA
Myanmar: despite sanctions, a growth in investment. China has 87% of the market
In the past fiscal year foreign investment in the former Burma hit almost one billion U.S. dollars. Six times greater than the year 2007 to 2008. The increase due to massive investment by Beijing, which continues to deal with the dictatorship in spite of sanctions imposed by the United States and European Union.
29/11/2011 CHINA - MYANMAR
Beijing -Naypyidaw Summit, ahead of Clinton's historic visit to Myanmar
Face to face meeting between future Chinese leader Xi Jinping and the commander of the Burmese armed forces Min Aung Hlaing. Safety, economy and military cooperation at the center of the talks. But the focus revolves around the U.S. Secretary of State, expected in Myanmar. Fears and uncertainties for the balance in the region.
02/06/2006 MYANMAR - CHINA
Beijing tries to clamp down on illegal timber imports from Myanmar
But the illegal trade continues: soldiers do apprehend traffickers but instead of arresting them, they merely fine them. And the border is not really guarded at night.
16/02/2005 MYANMAR - ITALY
Italy should not help Myanmar's military junta, says Italian trade union leader
Back from a visit with Myanmar exiles, CISL trade union leader Savinio Pezzotta calls for greater help to opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. In a letter to Italy's Foreign Minister, he denounces trade between Italian companies and Yangon's military junta.
The Burmese junta bans meeting between Ban Ki-moon and Aung San Suu Kyi
Gen. Than Shwe justifies his refusal saying he does not want to "interfere with judicial process." The opposition leader is in jail accused of having violated the terms of her house arrest. The farcical trial is postponed once again.
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