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China has big plans for Myanmar. But they could backfire for both sides.
China has big plans for Myanmar. But they could backfire for both sides.
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China has big plans for Myanmar. But they could backfire for both sides.

Isolated from the international community, Myanmar is deepening its dependence on China. But closer ties, Beijing-backed megaprojects and private Chinese investment carry both risks and opportunities. Both states should proceed carefully to ensure local communities benefit and avoid inflaming deadly armed conflicts.

China has big plans for Myanmar. But they could backfire for both sides.

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