Why Burma is of Growing Importance to China

Published on Dec 22 2012 // Featured Analysis, News Update, Related News, Slide Show
Why Burma is of Growing Importance to China
Construction work for the Chinese-backed Shwe Gas pipeline taking place in Naung Cho Township, northern Shan State. (Photo: The Irrawaddy) Burma’s strategic importance to China will grow as Beijing’s dependency on the Middle East increases and the United States’ declines. That’s the message in...

After Obama’s Visit to Rangoon,What’s Next for Burma-China-U.S Relations ?

Published on Dec 22 2012 // Featured Analysis, News Update, Related News, Slide Show
After Obama’s Visit to Rangoon,What’s Next for Burma-China-U.S Relations ?
Students share a laugh as they hold U.S. flags to welcome U.S. President Barack Obama at Yangon International Airport in Rangoon, Burma, on Nov. 19, 2012 Email Print Share Comment Follow @TIMEWorld When U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Burma on Nov. 19, locals lined the streets, waving American...

Violent Raid Breaks Up Myanmar Mine Protest

Published on Dec 22 2012 // Uncategorized
Violent Raid Breaks Up Myanmar Mine Protest
BANGKOK — Security forces in Myanmar mounted a violent raid on Thursday against Buddhist monks and villagers who have been protesting the expansion of a copper mine. The crackdown was the largest since the civilian government of President Thein Seincame to power 20 months ago. Gemunu Amarasinghe/Associated...

CNPC starts work on China-Burma gas line

Published on Dec 22 2012 // News Update, Related News, Slide Show
CNPC starts work on China-Burma gas line
London, 10 December (Argus) — State-owned PetroChina has begun work on the Yunnan section of the Burma (Myanmar)-China gas pipeline in Anning City, Yunnan province. The project, which will cost 4.6bn yuan ($730mn) in total, extends to 21 branch lines covering 1,700km and 13 urban gas projects, covering...

Woodside buys a half stake in Myanmar oil and gas exploration block

Published on Dec 22 2012 // Featured Analysis, News Update, Related News, Slide Show
Woodside buys a half stake in Myanmar oil and gas exploration block
Australia’s Woodside Petroleum announced on Monday, December 10 that it had bought a 50 per cent stake in a second oil and gas exploration block in Myanmar. Woodside Petroleum, headquartered in Perth, bought the stake in Myanmar Petroleum Resource Limited Exploration and Production’s (MPRL E&P)...

Authorities reject application of protest against CNPC on Madae Island

Published on Dec 22 2012 // News Update, Related News, Slide Show
Authorities reject application of protest against CNPC on Madae Island
Kyauk Pru: Burmese authorities have rejected the application of local residents for a peaceful protest planned to be held on 26th of December outside the office of the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) that is working for the Shwe Gas Project on Kyaukpru’s Madae Island in Arakan State. Ko...

Locals plan Shwe Gas pipeline protest

Published on Dec 22 2012 // News Update, Related News, Slide Show
Locals plan Shwe Gas pipeline protest
Residents on the island of Madae off Burma’s Arakan coast say they are planning to stage a protest on December 26 against the oil and gas pipelines that are scheduled to be built there next year, according to a report this week in local news agency Narinjara. A 771-km pipeline that will transport...