The Heat: China-Myanmar Relations

The Heat

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi traveled to Myanmar two weeks ago pledging friendship and cooperation between the two countries. Wang met with his Myanmar counterpart, Aung San Suu Kyi, the first visit he’s made since Myanmar’s president was sworn into office.

Myanmar is in a state of transition as it moves forward with its first elected government in more than 60 years.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s visit represented the latest step forward in a long friendship and comes at a time when Myanmar is undergoing a political transition.

To discuss the state of China-Myanmar relations:

  • Sun Yun is a senior associate with the East Asia Program at the Stimson Center.
  • Victor Gao is an expert in Chinese international relations.
  • Priscilla Clapp is senior advisor to the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Asia Society.
  • Sourabh Gupta is a Resident Senior Fellow at the Institute for China-America Studies.

The Heat: China-Myanmar relations Part 1

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi traveled to Myanmar two weeks ago pledging friendship and cooperation between the two countries. Wang met with his Myanmar counterpart, Aung San Suu Kyi, the first visit he’s made since Myanmar's president was sworn into office.

The Heat: China-Myanmar relations Part 2

To discuss the state of China-Myanmar relations: Sun Yun is a senior associate with the East Asia Program at the Stimson Center. Victor Gao is an expert in Chinese international relations. Priscilla Clapp is senior advisor to the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Asia Society. Sourabh Gupta is a Resident Senior Fellow at the Institute for China-America Studies.