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Stimson report on China-Myanmar cooperation is cited in Irrawaddy (Thailand)

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Chinese investment in Burma has sharply declined since President Thein Sein’s reformist government took over from the military junta in 2011, says a US-based think tank. It warns that this fall in investment could hurt Burma’s economic development and the success of its nascent democratic reforms.

Burmese public opposition against China’s Myitsone Dam and the Letpadaung copper mine, and the government’s decision to suspend the projects, have seriously affected economic relations between the two countries, according to a report by Yun Sun, a researcher with the Stimson Center, a foreign policy research institute in Washington.

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