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Yun Sun quoted in Frontier Myanmar on China officials meeting with Myanmar ethnic armed groups

By Yun Sun
in Program

YANGON — Special Envoy Sun Guoxiang and other senior Chinese officials met with two of Myanmar’s strongest ethnic armed groups on August 24, two days after Daw Aung San Suu Kyi returned from her first visit to China as head of Myanmar’s government and a week before the commencement of the upcoming 21st Century Panglong peace conference.


Ms. Yun Sun, a Chinese foreign policy expert and senior associate at the Henry L. Stimson Center, a Washington-based security think-tank, said the meeting would have been convened to confirm the participation of the armed groups at the 21st Century Panglong Conference and hear their views about Aung San Suu Kyi’s plans for the peace process.

“China can convince the UWSA and NDAA to join the Union Peace Conference, but cannot force them to agree to anything they don’t want,” she added.

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