Kachin Unrest: China’s Mixed Blessing
POLICY BRIEF, No. 116, March 04 2013.
Unrest in Myanmar’s northeastern Kachin state is a headache for Beijing. Yet it is also an opportunity to promote
Chinese strategic aims in the country. China wants what Myanmar has – Indian Ocean access and an abundance
of natural resources to support its rise. As tensions mount, Beijing is planning its next move to counter growing US
and European influence.
Myanmar, Kachin, China, Kachin Independence Army
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