October 18, 2011

Fear of China Drives Myanmar Reforms

Bertil Lintner, Asia Times

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Recent developments in Myanmar, including talks between new President Thein Sein and pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, a relaxation of media censorship and the release of some political prisoners, have stunned many foreign observers and sparked speculation that the historically military-run country is on the verge of a new era of democracy and openness.

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