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  • Internal Migration in Myanmar: Patterns, Benefits and Challenges 

    Oh, Su-Ann (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2019-11-22)
    The 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census, the first census conducted in the past three decades, listed more than 9.2 million lifetime migrants who had moved between states and regions. This means that almost 20 per cent of the population in Myanmar ...
  • “Thinking, Fast and Slow” on the Belt and Road: Myanmar’s Experience with China 

    Myint, U (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2019-10-29)
    Patience, hard work and a more inclusive approach to economic development on Myanmar’s part will set the country speeding along on the New Silk Road. What will this entail for Myanmar?
  • Divergence and Displacement: Southeast Asia-China Trade, 2013-2018 

    Cook, Malcolm (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2019-10-23)
    Becoming the world’s largest trading economy has been central to China’s re-emergence as Asia’s leading power. For optimists, this promises a new China-centred Asian Century of mutual benefit. For pessimists, growing economic dependence on China is ...
  • China’s Mega-Projects in Myanmar: What Next? 

    Xianghui, Zhu (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2019-10-17)
    Given Myanmar's geographical proximity to China, and with China embarking on its “going out” policy, Myanmar's importance to China’s geopolitics has risen significantly in recent times. By the end of the military junta-era, China had already become one ...

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