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Yun Sun quoted in The Myanmar Times on Myanmar-China relations

By Yun Sun
in Program

The National League for Democracy leader was also quoted as saying in an interview with China’s state-run agency after her election triumph that Myanmar welcomed foreign investment, including from China.

But she stressed it was imperative that investors gain the trust of the people.

Her remarks could be taken to refer to the controversial Myitsone dam project which President U Thein Sein suspended in 2012 under public pressure. That suspension ends with the president’s departure from office early next year and the Chinese entity running the project, CPI Yunnan International Power Investment Company, says it hopes to resume work.

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“China has its concerns about the NLD being pro-West but most likely will watch how the NLD manages the relationship with China over issues such as the ethnic minorities and the Myitsone dam. The carrots and sticks are both readied to prepare for different scenarios,” said Yun Sun, analyst at the Washington-based Stimson Center.

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