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Myanmar: China-Myanmar Economic Corridor- Another “Hambantota” in the Making?

Paper No. 6404                        Dated 8-Aug-2018
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
In the first week of July, Myanmar formally announced that China and Myanmar have agreed to a 15-point Memorandum of Understanding on building a China-Myanmar Economic Corridor as part of the Belt Road Initiative.  Formal signing of the agreement is expected to take place soon.
 
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China: Towards the 19th Party Congress

Paper No. 6313                                         Dated 17-Oct-2017

By Bhaskar Roy

The 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is scheduled to start on October 18.  The date was announced well in advance, indicating everything has been set, including personnel changes in the Politburo (PB) of the Central Committee, as well as its Standing Committee (PBSC).  This suggests that power broking by heavy weighs, especially former senior leaders, have been reduced or eliminated by Xi Jinping.  There are no contemporaries of Xi who can  question him.

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