Naypyidaw Myanmar Events
Driving through Naypyidaw, the capital of Burma, it is easy to forget that Nay Pyi Taw has more to offer than just a name city with a population of about 2.5 million people. NayPyi - Taws (spelled Mlcts) is the capital and third largest city in Myanmar. It is also called Rangoon and pronounced Nepjido, after the founder of the state Aung San Suu Kyi in 1948, when the government officially proclaimed Burma's capital.
When King Alaungpaya, who founded the last dynasty of Myanmar's kings, conquered southern Myanmar in the mid-1750s, he expanded Dagon as a port and renamed it Yangon. ("End of the dispute"), a name which was later translated by the British to Rangoon, accompanied by an Arabic interpreter. As the capital of independent Myanmar after 1948, the city was rebuilt but never regained the economic importance it had before, and was called Rangsoon until the Myanmar government asked in 1989 for a translation that reflected the Burmese pronunciation of its name to be used by other countries.
In July 1989, the new military government changed the name of the country again, this time to Union of Myanmar, long before its popular name. In October 1988, the official name was changed to the Republic of Myanmar for the first time in its history after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
At the same time, however, the Obama administration approved the National Emergencies Act, which prohibited the use of US military force against anyone in Myanmar who participated in the repression of the democracy movement.
Min Aung Hlaing also said Myanmar's military would support China's belt and road projects in the country. The military is responsible for internal security, controls the police and holds a significant share of the economy. Chinese investment in Myanmar, but its relationship with Myanmar's central government depends on its relationship with China and its support for the military.
Chinese diplomats and officials have been dealing with many sides of the ongoing conflict in Myanmar since 2010, including the government, military, civil society, human rights groups, and the international community. This has made it difficult to explore and outline a way forward, but it has provided the basis for a deeper understanding of when and how China engages with key players in the Myanmar conflict.
After my flight to Rangoon, I met with Special Envoy Sun Guoxiang, Deputy Secretary General of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. After a lengthy briefing by Myanmar scholar Mary Callahan, we met with SuperSecretary U Aung Min, who is responsible for resolving long-term differences between the government and Myanmar's military and civil society groups, and US Secretary of State John Kerry. During his visit to Myanmar last year, he forgot to attend various EAOs, according to the head of the Chinese State Council, Sing Yang, and President Xi Jinping himself.
In Naypyidaw, we signed 33 agreements on economic, political, social, cultural and cultural cooperation between Myanmar and China. During the early planning phase of the city, I secretly consulted with other countries that have close ties to Myanmar. All parties to the NCA are complicit in continuing the internal conflict in Myanmar, including neighboring China, the United States, Myanmar's main trading partner and economic partner.
The leaders of Kachin wanted me to participate as a witness, but strong pressure from Beijing prevented my participation. In order to balance its relations with Naypyidaw, I have also urged China to fulfill its obligations under the NCA and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). To achieve its interests, China is seeking to maintain a delicate balance of power in northern Myanmar by regulating relations between Myanmar's civilian government and the military, both based in Nay Pjidwaw. China's approach to the Myanmar conflict is unique in that it has close ties to both sides.
After the Rohingya crisis resurfaced in 2017, China has found no resistance in its efforts to support Myanmar while protecting Naypyidaw's interests. The government of Aung San Suu Kyi faces international isolation following the condemnation of her actions in Myanmar by the governments of the United States and Europe. China's perception of Western proximity to Myanmar, which softened after 2017, when the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) condemned Nay Pyidwaw over the Rohingyas crisis, has made Beijing the main external actor in the peace process.
Beijing has shown that donor-driven development is not a panacea for Myanmar's fragmented society, but rather an obstacle to its progress.
China has many interests in the Myanmar conflict, as its southern neighbor lies at the heart of one of the world's most important economic and political zones. China has a long-term interest in Myanmar's political and economic development and has played a significant role in Myanmar's development and development. The area around Myanmar and the conflict is on the outskirts of Yangon, near the border with China's eastern neighbor, the People's Republic of China. We held our microphone, which is near the main hotel, and had fast, free wifi.