Posted by: Third Tone Devil | 13 November 2011

Burma: China’s latest bully

On MqVU, I write about the mixed reactions to the suspension of the Chinese-invested Myitsone Dam megaproject by the Burmese government. While some liberal commentators see in it a failure of China’s foreign investment policies, a range of voices — from a Phoenix TV host to a Chinese worker on the site — call for retaliation for this newest national humiliation. But if this is an aid project, why should it be defended as national interest?

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