China announces new Myanmar trade route as it seeks to bolster ties with military junta

//China announces new Myanmar trade route as it seeks to bolster ties with military junta

China announces new Myanmar trade route as it seeks to bolster ties with military junta

China has conducted its first trial run of a new overland trade route through Myanmar in a move interpreted as a show of support for its neighbour following a visit by its special envoy.The China-Myanmar corridor, which is designed to link its vast interior with the Indian Ocean, could help boost trade and also increase Beijing’s influence in Myanmar after February’s coup left it largely isolated on the world stage.Compared with traditional sea routes from eastern and southern China, the new…

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