Myanmar coup: China’s careful response a delicate balancing act

Apr 6, 2021 | INVESTING

What should China do about Myanmar amid media reports of Myanmese resistance to the dramatic February 1 coup? In theory, Myanmar being a neighbour means its domestic developments are more consequential to China than many other major countries’ and hence deserves much attention. In reality, Myanmar barely features in Chinese discussions about its environment and the relationships it should nurture.Part of this lack of attention can be attributed to China’s foreign ministry, which innovatively…

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