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China faces a challenge in determining whether it prioritizes stability or influence in the wake of a coordinated attack by three ethnic groups along the China-Myanmar border.
Aung San Suu Kyi, the face of democracy in Myanmar, is facing poor health while imprisoned following the 2021 military coup. Despite her party NLD’s dominance, analysts say it still relies heavily on Suu Kyi’s leadership.
Critics decipher Myanmar military junta’s decision of granting a partial pardon to Aung San Suu Kyi as merely a tactic to divert the attention of opposition forces and alleviate international condemnation.
A United Nations report claims that Myanmar's military imported weapons and related material worth at least $1 billion from China and Russia since the military junta's 2021 coup.
When the dust finally settles in Myanmar, its people will rightly ask who sustained the reviled military regime. Right now, the answer is that Beijing offered ‘friendship’ to the coup-makers, an irony for a Communist Party so committed to regime and institutional stability.
The frequency and consistency with which the airstrikes are hitting civilian targets has charities, rights groups and analysts convinced they’re expressly in the junta’s crosshairs. “Every single hospital up here and every clinic has been bombed in Karenni, and many in Karen state and Chin as well,” said Eubank, a former U.S. Special Forces officer.
The Rohingya are increasingly stuck between a rock and a hard place as international donors act to wash off their hands and move on to the next tragedy.