Burma Shows Flaws in China’s Sino-Centric Foreign Policy
China has been aggressively moving into developing countries across the world, but an inherent flaw in their strategy is slowly coming to light. China’s self-centered approach is alienating governments, activists, and organizations across the world.
China is set to become a world super powerChina has emerged as perhaps the strongest single challenger to American supremacy on the world stage. With an economy that regularly records growth rates in excess of 6 percent per year, and an emerging middle class that may some day replace American and European consumers as the world’s number one engine of growth, China is set to become a world super power.
US Welcomes Burma Signing Nuclear Agreement
WASHINGTON — The United States on Thursday welcomed Burma’s signing of an agreement with the UN atomic watchdog that will require it to declare any nuclear activities and allow inspections—the latest step by the former pariah nation toward openness.
But citing concern about human rights abuses and ties with North Korea, Republican lawmakers said it is premature to deepen US ties with Burma’s powerful military.The Obama administration has moved rapidly to ease sanctions against Burma as it has undertaken democratic reforms after decades of repressive military rule. The engagement policy has been motivated partly by a desire to cut the military ties that the former ruling junta forged with North Korea.
Critics point to flaws in US reporting criteria
(Burma Times) Yangoon – When they were unveiled in May, the United States government’s Burma Responsible Investment Reporting Requirements were touted by Washington as the cornerstone of the Obama Administration’s policy for transparent business reengagement with Myanmar.
However, just a handful of reports have been filed on the US embassy’s website and the requirements have drawn the ire of both businesses, which see them as an unnecessary hurdle, and human rights groups, which say they are not stringent enough to ensure US businesses respect human rights.“For larger firms it may be less of an issue, but for smaller firms, the cost of time and resources necessary to comply can be considerable, and could be a deterrent to new investment,” said Lisa Burgess, spokesperson at the US Chamber of Commerce, which has opposed the reporting requirements and lobbied against them since they were first announced.
Conflict unsettled in Myanmar
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, Sept. 20 (Burma Times) — More than 3,500 people remain displaced from their homes six months after a major outbreak of sectarian violence in Myanmar, a U.N. organization said.
The Myanmar government declared a state of emergency March 22 following clashes between Muslims and Buddhists in Meiktila. At least 32 people died in the violence and another 39 were injured.Rioters later set fire to dozens of homes and religious buildings in Yamethin, about 30 miles from Meiktila. The U.N. Human Rights Council responded to the incident by saying religious violence in the country was “troublesome.”
Rohingya face “Sudden-Death” Due to Lack of Due Medication
(Burma Times) Jeddah- Rohingya—the most persecuted victims on the earth surface, the most distressed people and the least wanted ethnic minority— are impoverished in their native land where they have been growing up generations to generations since immemorial decades.
Since 1784, the master chains of strategies of Burmese chauvinists have been implemented perpetually and confidentially. The major deadly catastrophes that Rohingya encounters are 1784, 1942, 1977-78, 1990-91, 2012-13.All the infrastructures in Rakhine state were absolutely postponed by the central government since 1942 and it was stated by the higher authorities that the infrastructures would be postponed there until the final eradication of Rohingya from the Rakhine state soil.
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