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Yun Sun is quoted in the Wall Street Journal on the animosity generated by abductions in Myanmar

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Abductions in Myanmar Could Hurt Chinese Investment

YANGON, Myanmar-Despite recent efforts by some Chinese companies to
launch a charm offensive in Myanmar, the abduction of two Chinese
workers at a rural copper mine operated by a Beijing-backed firm has
underscored deep-seated animosity toward foreign investment in the
country.

The two Chinese workers were released Monday
after being kidnapped a day earlier by local activists and monks.  
Myanmar’s Ministry of Information said in a statement that local
authorities helped with negotiations and managed to secure the safe
release of the two workers, both age 23.

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“There is an uncertainty associated with local anti-China sentiment, and
with the policy directions of the Myanmar government in general,” said
Yun Sun, an expert on relations between Myanmar and China at the Stimson
Center, a think-tank in Washington, D.C.

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