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Myanmar in Transition: China and the Conflict in Kachin State
February 18, 2019 - 15:00-16:30
Myanmar has witnessed numerous uprisings since independence from the British in 1947. Discontent has been shaped by a variety of local and regional dynamics. The conflict in Kachin State is illustrative of this. Government infrastructure projects backed by Chinese investments have mobilised ethno-nationalist groups as well as civil society networks. How does regional power dynamics affect the democratic transition in Myanmar? Where are China-Myanmar relations heading?
Speakers: Jenny Hedström, Umeå University, and Kristina Simion, the Australia National University and the Folke Bernadotte Academy.
Date and time: 19 February 2019, 15:00 – 16:30
Organizer: The Swedish Institute of International Affairs
Venue: The Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Drottning Kristinas väg 37, Stockholm, Sweden