Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country will never seek hegemony no matter how strong it becomes....
YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma's president on Thursday commuted the death sentences of some convicts and slashed the jail terms of others, but it was unclear whether any political prisoners would be freed through his order....
By Aung Tun Though the next election in Burma/Myanmar will be held in November 2015, almost three years from now, the election campaign is already more intense than expected. However, it is not just a campaign between the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) and the ruling party, the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP);...
Surprise news arrived on Sunday with a statement from President Thein Sein’s office announcing the disbanding of NaSaKa, the feared security force that has manned Burma’s border with Bangladesh (and previously the Chinese and Thai borders), and attracted fierce criticism for its treatment of civilians in western Burma. It was always seen as symbolic of...
NAYPYITAW, Burma (AP) — The Burma government’s efforts to make peace with ethnic minorities took another step forward Monday as representatives of the country’s biggest minority group, the Shan, met with the country’s reformist president in the capital. Shan State Army (South) leader Yawd Serk said after the talks that President Thein Sein had agreed...
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