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Myanmar President Htin Kyaw Meets With Chinese Premier Li Keqiang

China Eyes up to 85% Stake in Myanmar's Strategic Kyauk Pyu Port

China is planning to acquire at least 85 percent of Myanmar's strategic sea port Kyauk Pyu, located on the Bay of Bengal, as part of its ambitious "One Belt, One Road" initiative, according to negotiating documents reviewed by Reuters and three other people with knowledge about the talks.

Rohingya Aid Ship Nautical Aliya Docks At Chittagong Port

Myanmar Rejects China's Offer to Settle its Dispute with Bangladesh

Myanmar has rejected China's offer to help resolve its diplomatic dispute with Bangladesh over the recent exodus of minority Rohingya Muslims, a government spokesperson said on Monday.

Thousands of Myanmar residents have seeked refuge in China following a massive war witnessed in the region.

Thousands Seek Refuge in China amid Ongoing Myanmar War

An overnight enraged war witnessed on Tuesday between the Myanmar army and an ethnic community has led to thousands of Myanmar residents in the Shan and Kachin states to cross the border and seek refuge in China.

Myanmar officials have nabbed a former military personnel turned rebel in Yunnan

Chinese Recruit of a Myanmar Rebel Group Detained in Yunnan

A Chinese national who was recruited in the Myanmar Kokang Rebel Group was arrested and detained by police officials in the southwestern province of Yunnan after he tried to sneak back into China.

An estimated 15,000 people from Myanmar are crossing China's border to seek refuge over the ongoing ethnic violence.

At Least 15,000 People Flee Myanmar into China as Ethnic Violence Continues: UN

The United Nations said that an estimated 15,000 people have crossed the border from Myanmar to China in the past month after fighting between government troops and armed ethnic groups intensified.

Myanmar officials said they will handle ongoing war appropriately and ensure it does not reach China borders.

Myanmar Vows to Ensure Ongoing War will not Reach China Border

Myanmar authorities on Thursday vowed to ensure that the ongoing war in the country will not reach the mainland borders. The initiative comes after Chinese officials of the People's Liberation Army aired their concerns during a five-day state visit in Myanmar.

China's Ministry of Defense denied allegations that the PLA shot down a Myanmar fighter jet.

China Rubs Off Claims of Shooting Down Myanmar Fighter Jet

China's Ministry of Defense on Tuesday come out to strongly refute claims by online media outlets that it shot down a Myanmar Airforce fighter jet, saying the allegations are "purely fictitious."

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 To Decide on Myitsone Dam Project.

Myanmar Faces Tough Decision on Chinese-Backed Myitsone Dam Project

Myanmar is set to make a decision on whether to restart construction work on the Chinese-backed Myitsone dam project, China's state media reported on Thursday. The project has been surrounded by controversy since the Myanmar government halted construction work in 2011 due to growing public uproar.

More democracy

Obama says US Sanctions on Myanmar to be Lifted as Aung San Suu Kyi Visits

"It is the right thing to do in order to ensure the people of Burma see the rewards from a new way of doing business and a new government."

Closer militaries

China Opts for Closer Military Cooperation with Myanmar despite Supporting Rebel Groups

He told Suu Kyi China values highly the friendly cooperation between the two countries,

Myanmar President U. Htin Kyaw's Visit to India.

To Counter China’s Influence, India Strengthens Ties With Myanmar

To consolidate its strategic ties with Myanmar, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that New Delhi unilaterally supports Myanmar on all the critical issues, adding that India would stand by Myanmar "every step of the way" as a partner.

Suu Kyi’s China Visit.

China and Myanmar to Sign Infrastructural Agreements During Suu Kyi’s China Visit

China and Myanmar are due to sign deals to construct a bridge and two hospitals in Myanmar during Ang San Suu Kyi's historic visit to China.

100 Million Year old Bird Wing trapped in Amber

Chinese Scientists Discover Rare Dinosaur Bird Fossils From Myanmar [Photo, Video]

Chinese palaeontologists have announced the discovery of dinosaur-era winged birds. The fossil nicknamed "angel" was found encased in Burmese amber and is believed to be a hundred million years old.

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