Myanmar Emerges http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/49380/all en Myanmar Emerges: Poisoned Hope (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/myanmar/130426/myanmar-emerges-poisoned-hope-video <p style="margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15px;">Myanmar Emerges is a year-long GlobalPost investigation into challenges facing Myanmar&#39;s nascent democracy. Part One of the series, The People vs. The Power, examines the battle between villagers and a Myanmar and Chinese government-backed mining company they say is stealing their land and ruining the environment.</p> <p style="margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15px;">On November 29, 2012, the Myanmar government responded to a peaceful protest by firing smoke grenades with white phosphorus munitions. More than 100 monks and civilians were burned, some as young as 16 years old. Poisoned Hope looks at the ongoing protest, and the damage it&#39;s done to the reputation of nobel peace prize laureate Aun San Suu Kyi.</p> Myanmar Emerges Need to Know On Location Myanmar Politics Thu, 02 May 2013 10:01:24 +0000 Jonah M. Kessel and Patrick Winn 5825981 at http://www.globalpost.com Myanmar Emerges: Dreams to Dust (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/myanmar/130426/myanmar-emerges-dreams-dust-video <p style="margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 13px;">Dreams to Dust follows 15-year-old Ko Ko Aung, who lives on the fringes of Myanmar&#39;s largest copper mine. Ko Ko Aung wanted to be a doctor, but was forced to drop out of school to help his family make ends meet. He now scrapes together a living forging copper from earth he steals from the mine.</span></p> Myanmar Emerges Need to Know On Location Myanmar Politics Thu, 02 May 2013 10:01:25 +0000 Jonah M. Kessel and Patrick Winn 5826061 at http://www.globalpost.com Myanmar Emerges: Resource Righteousness (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/myanmar/130426/myanmar-emerges-resource-righteousness-video <p><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(250, 250, 250);">Resource Righteousness follows 38-year-old farmer Yee Yee Win, whose land lies at the edge of the Wanbao copper mine. After a violent crackdown on protesters last November, Yee Yee Win decided to sue Myanmar&rsquo;s president, U Thein Sein. In a country with a human rights record like Myanmar, the fact that Ye Ye Win is not in jail shows progress. But, she says, not nearly enough.</span></p> Myanmar Emerges Need to Know On Location Myanmar Politics Thu, 02 May 2013 10:01:00 +0000 Jonah M. Kessel and Patrick Winn 5826081 at http://www.globalpost.com Myanmar Emerges: We Never Agree (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/myanmar/130426/myanmar-emerges-we-never-agree-video <p><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(250, 250, 250);">During five decades of military dictatorship in Myanmar, dissident speech was a crime punishable by long years in prison. In response, defiant, highly literate political dissidents turned to the arts to express their opposition.&nbsp;</span></p> Myanmar Emerges Need to Know Myanmar Politics Thu, 02 May 2013 10:01:22 +0000 Jonah M. Kessel and Patrick Winn 5826096 at http://www.globalpost.com Myanmar Emerges (PHOTOS) http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5826183 <p>Myanmar Emerges is a year-long GlobalPost investigation into challenges facing Myanmar&#39;s nascent democracy.&nbsp;</p> Myanmar Emerges Myanmar Thu, 02 May 2013 10:20:37 +0000 Jonah M. Kessel 5826183 at http://www.globalpost.com Myanmar Emerges (PHOTOS) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/myanmar/130426/myanmar-emerges-photos Myanmar Emerges Need to Know Myanmar Politics Culture & Lifestyle Thu, 02 May 2013 10:01:00 +0000 Jonah M. Kessel 5826184 at http://www.globalpost.com Why destroy whole mountains to mine copper? (INFOGRAPHIC) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/myanmar/130430/why-destroy-whole-mountains-mine-copper-infographi <p><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">Long gone are the days when miners looked to get rich by searching for actual nuggets of metal.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/myanmar/130430/why-destroy-whole-mountains-mine-copper-infographi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Myanmar Emerges Want to Know Energy Myanmar Thu, 02 May 2013 10:01:00 +0000 David Case 5828981 at http://www.globalpost.com Myanmar Emerges (In-depth series) http://www.globalpost.com/series/myanmar-emerges-depth-series Under half a century of dictatorship, dissidents used the arts to express outrage that would otherwise bring them long prison sentences. Now, they're speaking out in solidarity with villagers whose anti-mine protests are captivating the nation. Myanmar Emerges Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 5829433 at http://www.globalpost.com Myanmar in 10 GIFs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130503/myanmar-10-gifs <p>Have you been to Myanmar? GlobalPost has and we have the GIFs to prove it.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130503/myanmar-10-gifs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Myanmar Emerges Want to Know Myanmar Culture & Lifestyle Mon, 06 May 2013 18:04:00 +0000 Kyle Kim 5830578 at http://www.globalpost.com Myanmar to North Korea: I can’t quit you, baby http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/myanmar/130712/myanmar-north-korea-i-can-t-quit-you-baby <p style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 20px;">BANGKOK &mdash; The past two years have witnessed a great rollback of longtime Western sanctions against Myanmar. And yet this month, the White House announced a surprising new decree: US citizens and banks are hereby forbidden from doing business with a high-profile general overseeing missile defense. <span style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">His alleged misdeed? Buying &ldquo;military goods&rdquo; from North Korea.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/myanmar/130712/myanmar-north-korea-i-can-t-quit-you-baby" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Myanmar Emerges Want to Know Asia-Pacific Myanmar North Korea Sun, 14 Jul 2013 10:04:49 +0000 Patrick Winn 5882490 at http://www.globalpost.com Youth interrupted: Underage, illiterate breadwinners http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/myanmar/130909/youth-interupted-child-labor-Myanmar-Burma <p>YANGON, Myanmar &mdash; Little King can&rsquo;t read or write. Little King can&rsquo;t tell you the name of his country&rsquo;s president. But he&rsquo;s sturdy enough to balance heavy, spine-bending bundles of cargo atop his skull. Strong enough to tug dinghies loaded with bananas across the Yangon River&rsquo;s mucky banks at low tide. Down by the docks, where men work like mules, Little King can earn $3 per day. He is a breadwinner, the primary supporter of a woman he adores and her two children. But that woman is his mother. Those children are his sisters. Little King is just a kid. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m not even interested in girls,&rdquo; said Little King. &ldquo;I already have a woman to take care of,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;That&rsquo;s my mother.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/myanmar/130909/youth-interupted-child-labor-Myanmar-Burma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Myanmar Emerges Bangladesh Want to Know Cambodia Myanmar China Indonesia Philippines Thailand Wed, 18 Sep 2013 04:28:00 +0000 Patrick Winn 5928923 at http://www.globalpost.com Broke, abandoned and depressed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/myanmar/130909/freed-political-prisoners-bankrupt-dissidents-Myanmar-Burma <p>YANGON &mdash;&nbsp;A tragic end game for Myanmar&rsquo;s freed democracy advocates.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/myanmar/130909/freed-political-prisoners-bankrupt-dissidents-Myanmar-Burma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Myanmar Emerges Bangladesh Want to Know Myanmar China India Philippines Thailand Vietnam Wed, 18 Sep 2013 04:28:44 +0000 Patrick Winn 5928928 at http://www.globalpost.com Opium war http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/myanmar/131219/opium-warfare <p>MYITKYINA &mdash; It was nearly 10 a.m. here in Myanmar&rsquo;s northernmost provincial capital. On the rutted streets below, church hymns competed with the clamor of roosters and motorbikes. The singing beckoned townsfolk dressed in their finest Sunday sarongs to join a Baptist service. But in the attic of a house overlooking the chapel, two addicts had found their own sanctuary. Their heroin was already half gone. Everything about them screamed addiction. The scratching. Ropey limbs. Eyes shellacked with yellow film.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/myanmar/131219/opium-warfare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Myanmar Emerges Want to Know Myanmar China Culture & Lifestyle Health Mon, 30 Dec 2013 07:04:00 +0000 Patrick Winn 6024975 at http://www.globalpost.com Myanmar: Hell hath no fury like Hpakant http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/myanmar/131219/myanmar-hell-hath-no-fury-hpakant <p>KACHIN STATE, Myanmar &mdash; An ancient Chinese proverb likens jade to the character of men. As the saying goes, &#39;both are sharpened by bitter tools.&#39; But in the jade mines south of China&rsquo;s border &mdash; a wasteland known as Hpakant in Myanmar &mdash; men&rsquo;s lives are not so much sharpened but shredded to bits.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/myanmar/131219/myanmar-hell-hath-no-fury-hpakant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Myanmar Emerges Want to Know Emerging Markets Myanmar Politics China Culture & Lifestyle Health Thailand Mon, 30 Dec 2013 07:04:00 +0000 Patrick Winn 6025058 at http://www.globalpost.com