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Yun Sun quoted in The New York Times on the Myitsone Dam

By Yun Sun
in Program

AUNG MYIN THA, Myanmar — For six years, Daw Kaw Bu has waited to return to the village she was forced to leave to make way for a dam that has yet to be built.

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“If she is the leader she claims to be, I think she should cancel” the dam, said Yun Sun, a specialist on China-Myanmar relations at the Stimson Center, a nonpartisan think tank in Washington. “But then she has to somehow deal with an $800 million disbursed investment: It cannot be swept under the carpet without giving China something major, and I cannot think of anything that she could give to China without generating a bigger pushback.”

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