Chinese Foreign Minister to Visit Naypyitaw Next Month

Myanmar State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Chinese State Councilor Wang Yi in Naypyitaw on Dec. 7, 2019. / Myanmar State Counselor’s Office YANGON—Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi plans to visit Naypyitaw, the capital of Myanmar, in early January, a senior official from the Myanmar Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) told The Irrawaddy. The senior official from MOFA, ...

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Nine Firms Qualify to Challenge Chinese Proposal for Myanmar’s New Yangon City Project

YANGON—The Myanmar government has issued “request for proposal” (RFP) documents to nine companies—including firms based in India, Singapore, France and Taiwan—interested in competing against a Chinese company’s proposal to develop the initial phase of the New Yangon City project in Myanmar’s commercial capital, which is part of China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The nine firms are now qualified ...

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Myanmar religious leaders want elections to be an ‘opportunity’ for peace and coexistence

Religions for Peace issued an appeal signed by Myanmar’s religious leaders. For them, “To build a nation we need not be afraid of difference, but rather learn to negotiate, compromise, dialogue and rejoice in who we are.” Yangoon – Religions for Peace issued an appeal titled Seize this opportunity! destined for various Myanmar social, political and religious groups ahead of the country’s elections, scheduled ...

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