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China and Myanmar Politics

China Claims Giving Shelter to 3,000 Myanmar Refugees After Last Weekend’s Ethnic Violence

China is facing huge refugee crisis near its border towns after fighting broke out in Myanmar's town of Muse and Kutkai last weekend, leaving scores of people homeless and injured. Beijing claims that it has currently provided shelter to nearly 3,000 Myanmar refugees, many of whom have been taken to hospitals for medical treatment.

China's Defense Ministry has put its army on high alert following the ethic violence in the border towns of China and Myanmar.

China’s Army on High Alert After Ethnic Violence in Myanmar’s Border Towns

China has put its army on high alert after fighting broke out in Myanmar's town of Muse and Kutkai during the last weekend. Both these towns are located near China's border areas and are known to be prone to insurgent activities.

Myanmar Elections

Myanmar Votes in First Free and Fair Election in 25 Years

Myanmar has opened its first free and fair election for the first time in 25 years after decades of rule by the military.

Aung San Suu Kyi

Chinese President Xi Jinping Invites Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi Despite Foreign Ministry’s Objection

Chinese President Xi has reportedly invited Myanmar's opposition leader to visit China despite objections from his own Foreign Ministry.

anti-human trafficking

Chinese Police Arrest Gang for Selling Women, Children as Wives

Police in China have arrested a gang of human traffickers for kidnapping 14 women and five children to sell as wives in rural China.

U.S. President Barack Obama and opposition politician Aung San Suu Kyi hold a press conference after their meeting at her residence in Yangon, November 14, 2014.

President Obama Affirms Support for Democracy In Myanmar

President Obama Friday met for a second time with Myanmar opposition leader and Nobel Peace Price winner Aung San Suu Kyi, assuring her of U.S. support for democracy in the country.

Myanmar President Thein Sein at a launching ceremony for a rural development and social economy improvement program in Yangon, June 2, 2013.

U.S. Calls For Unconditional Release Of Myanmar Political Prisoners

The United States has called for the full release of all of Myanmar's political prisoners after President Thein Sein granted amnesty to some 3,073 people on Tuesday as part of reforms since the country's liberation from military rule in 2011.

Shwe Dagon pagoda

Myanmar Launches E-Visa in Hopes of Raising Number of Tourists to 5 Million

In order to end the painstaking length of time that tourists generally have to wait for a visa to visit Myanmar, the country launched a brand new online electronic E-Visa system on Monday in hopes of making the nation more accessible to visitors from around the globe.

U.S. Upgrades China in Human Trafficking

China gets upgraded in the 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report for better efforts in battling against human trafficking in the country.

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