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In Myanmar, Beijing Gets a Leg up on the Competition

Zhixing Zhang
Senior East Asia Analyst, Stratfor
Jan 16, 2020 | 09:30 GMT
This photo taken on Oct. 2, 2019, shows fishermen boarding their boats at a small jetty on Made Island off Kyaukphyu in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

This photo taken on Oct. 2, 2019, shows fishermen boarding their boats at a small jetty on Made Island off Kyaukphyu in Myanmar's Rakhine state. Myanmar is somewhat wary about Chinese investments in places like Kyaukphyu, but there's little it can do to stem the tide.

(YE AUNG THU/AFP via Getty Images)

With the West souring on Myanmar over its treatment of the Rohingya, China is positioned to make more inroads into its southern neighbor....

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