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Letpadaung Copper Mine Protest.

After Labor Unrest in Myanmar, Beijing Says Chinese Companies Must Respect Local Laws

Following last week's labor unrest in the Letpadaung mine in Myanmar, China on Monday said that Chinese companies operating abroad must respect local laws and fulfill them.


Freeing Political Prisoner Tops Priority: Myanmar State Counsellor Suu Kyi

Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has revealed that she will start working to release political prisoners during the start of Burmese New Year, which is scheduled for next week.

China Seeks to Improve Relations with Myanmar's New Government

China Seeks to Improve Relations With Myanmar's New Government

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said that Beijing will seek to enhance and improve relations with Myanmar's new government as he paid a courtesy call to his counterpart, foreign minister Aung San Suu Kyi, on Tuesday in the nation's capital Naypyidaw.

Life Of Myanmar Towns In The Golden Triangle

China Lodges Complaint With Myanmar After Landmine Injures Chinese National

China has filed a complaint Tuesday against Myanmar after a landmine explosion injured a Chinese citizen on the border between the two countries.

Gem Hunting

Deadly Myanmar Landslide Exposes Risks of Jade Mining

A landslide occurred near a jade mine in Myanmar on Saturday night, leaving 104 villagers dead and many others still missing.

Aung San Suu Kyi Wins General Elections

Aung San Suu Kyi Wins Myanmar's General Elections

Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's oppositional leader, has won the general election held last Sunday, according to Xinhua News.

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.

China Military Live Drills Near Kokang Region

Chinese Military to Conduct Live Fire Drills Near Myanmar Border

China's Defense Ministry has announced that the military will conduct ground and aerial live fire drills near the Myanmar border, where Chinese citizens have been caught in the crossfire between Myanmar government and insurgents, according to Today Online.

Myanmar Rebel Soldiers

China Asks Myanmar To Explain Recent Stray Fire; Myanmar Blames Ethnic Rebels

The rift between neighbors China and Myanmar intensified as reports of recent shelling attacks made news once again.

Rohingya migrants

A Thousand Survivors of Violence, Hunger at Sea, Land in Southeast Asia: A ‘Humanitarian Crisis’

There are reportedly more than 1,000 migrants who are running away from persecution in Myanmar and hunger in Bangladesh. The weak and dehydrated migrants who landed in Southeast Asia's different places suffered from extortion, killings and starvation during the fleeing at sea.

Rohingya Migrants

Myanmar Faces Blame; Pressure Over Southeast Asia ‘Boat People’ Crisis

Malaysia called the attention of Myanmar to stop the mass departure and exodus from its shores as numerous Rohingya migrants adrift in the unsafe boats in the Andaman Sea, on Sunday.


Is West Africa’s Biggest Rutile Producer Finally Back on Track?

After an economic slump from the Ebola outbreak last year, Chile's rutile mining sector is getting back on its feet.

Three Burmese Boys Killed in North Carolina Stabbing

A deadly knife attack killed three Burmese boys - aged one, five and 12 in New Bern, North Carolina on Tuesday.

Overloaded Ferry in Myanmar

33 Dead In Myanmar Ferry Sinking, 26 Passengers Still Missing

While ferrying more than 200 passengers from the town of Kyaukphy to Sittwe, a town in the western state of Rakhine, the vessel Aung Takon 3 sank off the coast of western Myanmar. The accident resulted in the death of 33 passengers.

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