Myanmar soldiers shot dead China farmer: Beijing

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  1. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    This is ridiculous.

    China is such a close ally of Myanmar and yet the strong arm of the regime in Myanmar - the Army is being accused of crossing the border and killing an innocent Chinese farmer, who is at peace with merely farming his land and beyond politics.

    And what is more ridiculous is that China remains tight-lipped when the incident occurred and is raking it up so late. Why what has cause the Chinese Govt to wake up so late?

    While the Chinese in their usual style has hidden the news that they killed a Kachin farmer in China after the two Myanmar soldiers went and killed the Chinese, it cannot hide the fact that all is not hunky dory in the border areas and can become a flashpoint.

    Even if the Chinese Govt wants the Dam in Myanmar to be activated, one wonders if the recently liberalised regime in Myanmar will agree, given that it will affect 10,000 Kachins who are not very favourable to the regime in Yangon and who the Yangon regime wants to woo!

    China apparently is up a gum tree and they will have to climb it faster and get stuck if Aung San Soo Kyi comes to power since she is taken by China to be western stooge!
     
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    SADAKHUSH Senior Member Senior Member

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    Honeymoon with Myanmar is over and heading for divorce. What was the one key factor that has set Myanmar on fast track towards reforms, it will be interesting to interview the ex Military Generals and find out the truth about it. I can only speculate of various possibilities one of them being two visits to India by their President with in a short period of six months. Was PM Manmohan Singh able to persuade him with some kind of intelligence reports about China's real intention about Myanmar? I would like to hear from other forum members as well on this topic.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    India may have played some role, but in all probability, there could be some quid pro quo between the regime and the West.
     
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    t all seems like ancient history. Yet the question remains why an entrenched military regime, in power since 1962, is doing all this now, and so fast. In comparison with the bloody political upheavals in the Middle East, Myanmar’s political revolution has been top-down and largely peaceful. The changes may yet prove to be more profound than in Libya or Egypt.

    Long-term anxieties contributed to the generals’ change of heart. After decades of failed socialist planning followed by a few more of military crony capitalism, the regime became increasingly aware that once-rich Myanmar had in its hands fallen embarrassingly far behind the neighbours. At some point, this humiliation trumped the ability of a few to make very corrupt fortunes....

    Many presumed that these sanctions did not worry the generals because they could rely on Chinese aid instead. Not so. Particularly in northern Myanmar, the often arrogant and sometimes brutal behaviour of Chinese companies in the end alienated even the government. What is more, the sort of technical and educational assistance—“capacity-building” in the jargon—that Myanmar now craves is just what China does not do. Thus the generals have been obliged to turn back to the West, and political reform.


    Myanmar’s startling changes: Pragmatic virtues | The Economist
     
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    Virendra Moderator Moderator

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    This divorce is in general a good news for India but what is in it for us specifically and in short term?
    Should I be relieved now and consider that Coco islands will most probably not be allowed for Chinese spying?

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    Virendra
     

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