China’s Myanmar Conundrum

The Diplomat, Features, April 22, 2015

Ramya P.S, Junior Research Fellow, ISSSP, NIAS

The DiplomatMyanmar’s political transition has spawned debates and deliberations in policymaking circles and strategic communities across the world. The economic and strategic spinoff of the political changes has generated immense attention and interest. Not least in China. However, the transition in Myanmar has thrown open several internal challenges.The article examines how the internal politics in Myanmar also has a bearing on China. How Beijing balances its principle of non-interference  in the domestic affairs of Naypyidaw becomes crucial in light of the recent spillover of Myanmar’s ethnic clashes into China.

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