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China pushes Burma for closer military ties

China's offer to Burma, also known as Myanmar, comes after President Obama visited the region and pledged a continued US presence in the area. Obama, in what was seen as a response to China's growing influence in the region, told Asia-Pacific leaders that the United States was "here to stay."

Is China threatened by a more open Burma?

BEIJING — For three decades, China has been Burma’s main ally. But in recent months, it has also made strong, symbolic moves away from China.

Aung San Suu Kyi: Photos through the years

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will re-enter Burmese politics and run for parliament in a by-election, raising hopes among pro-democracy supporters that Burma is progressing toward substantial political reforms after years of tight-gripped rule.

Aung San Suu Kyi: Look through the years

Aung San Suu Kyi: Look through the years

Burma: Aung San Suu Kyi to run for parliament in by-election

Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) has "unanimously" decided to re-register as a political party.

Hillary Clinton to visit Burma (VIDEO)

Hillary Clinton will visit Burma next month, the first visit by a US secretary of state in more than 50 years, President Barack Obama said.

Burma Rebooted: Part 3 — Young, gifted and Burmese

RANGOON — Burmese hip-hop appeals equally to cronies’ children, and kids whose families struggle under their grip on power.

Burma Rebooted: Part 2 — Reformists dare to push back against Beijing

RANGOON — New economic reforms, paired with a slow rollback of repressive laws, appear partially motivated by fears of Chinese supremacy.

Burma Rebooted: Part 1 — The changing face of Burma

RANGOON — Change is even visible on Burma’s streets, where Aung San Suu Kyi’s face grins down from posters. Until recently, flaunting her image would invite martyrdom.
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