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Modern China-Myanmar Relations: Dilemmas of Mutual Dependence
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2012 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This volume examines the changing relations between China and Burma/Myanmar since Burmese independence in 1948 and the formation of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. Using Chinese sources, it documents the negotiations and settlement of outstanding issues such as the border demarcation, the Chinese Nationalist forces in Burma, the status of the overseas Chinese residents, and the Burma Communist Party.

The study documents the Sino-Burmese riots of 1967, the improvement of relations, culminating in the close bilateral association since 1988–89. It analyses in detail Myanmar’s changing role in Chinese strategy, concentrating on trade and investment relations, oil, gas, hydroelectric power, natural resources and improved transportation. It outlines military cooperation, narcotics control, and migration while emphasizing Indian and ASEAN concerns and responses.

The volume outlines a set of policy dilemmas facing the central and provincial Chinese authorities, the Myanmar government and Burmese ethnic minorities, while analysing dilemmas for the United States, India, ASEAN and Japan in responding to the changed interdependent Sino-Burmese relationship.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2012. , 432 pp. illus. p.
, NIAS Monographs, 121
Keyword [en]
Independence, China, Myanmar
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Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:norden:org:diva-4021ISBN: 978 87 7694 095 9ISBN: 978 87 7694 096 6OAI: diva2:844047

First book-length study examining the increasingly important and dynamic relationship between China and Myanmar.Uses hitherto unavailable Chinese sources.Concludes that Myanmar is not a client state of China, and their relationships have become more interdependent.

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