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Myanmar

About Aung San Suu Kyi and the Myanmar tragedy
Asia, Myanmar

About Aung San Suu Kyi and the Myanmar tragedy

Blocked street towards Parliament of Myanmar Yesterday, on the first day of February, the Myanmar army declared a state of emergency, took control of the country and detained the Councilor of State and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Prize 1991. In a statement released by the television network Myawaddy TV - that belongs to them - the military accused the Electoral Commission of failing to act on the "huge irregularities" who claim to have taken place in the November legislative elections, when Aung San Suu Kyi's party, the “National League for Democracy” / “National League for Democracy” / NLD, venceu por larga maioria. Os militares afirmaram que a intervenção, sem atos de violência, foi “necessária para preservar a estabilidade do país”. ...
And the ship goes… return to the bipolar world?
Asia, Brunei, Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

And the ship goes… return to the bipolar world?

After eight years of negotiations, and by video conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic, thirteen countries in Asia and two in Oceania signed, in day 15 this month of november, the “Comprehensive Regional Economic Partnership” / RCEP. For it they pledged to leverage free trade relations in the Asia-Pacific region. The document, that brought together the ten member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations / ASEAN- Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Brunei, Cambodia, Singapore, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam - and the five Free Trade Area partners (ALC) Association - China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea - provides for the reduction of tariffs and the opening of trade in services throughout the block. The India, who participated in the negotiations, decided not to join this stage for the ...
Authoritarianism: the double-edged sword of Southeast Asia
Asia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

Authoritarianism: the double-edged sword of Southeast Asia

PAD Demonstration. Sukhumvit Road. Bangkok. 20th October 2008. The word diversity can define Southeast Asia. There are so many dialects, ethnicities, peoples and religions in just 4.100.000 km², that the uniqueness of the region and the entire subcontinent becomes consensual. A China de Mao Zedong, is a pattern that is repeated today in Southeast Asia, when the authoritarian government took the first steps to eradicate poverty and homogenize the population creating the mainstays of contemporary China. The process was driven by Deng Xiaoping, in 1979, when starting the opening of the country to the world. Like a mirror, the southeast asia, marked by such culturally different countries has been converging in an intriguing pattern: fragile democracies, authoritarian governments and the general development of ...
economic transformations in Myanmar in the process of restoration of democracy by the government of the National League for Democracy, de Aung San Suu Kyi
Asia, Studies, Myanmar

economic transformations in Myanmar in the process of restoration of democracy by the government of the National League for Democracy, de Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar, the largest country in Southeast Asia, has a population of approximately 53 millons of citizens, in an area of 676.578 km². Strategically located close to China, India and Bangladesh, the country plays a significant role both geographically, politically and economically in the region considered to have the greatest economic advance in the world. According to a report published by the Asian Development Bank, the continent's global domestic product will grow by 52% up until 2050, that is, more than half of the world growth rate. According to the opinion of a round table of the United Nations Development Industry, “... Asian countries have started to move away from the low per capita income that has haunted them for decades and have achieved higher rates of ...
And the ship goes (III) - Xi Jinping and the Second Summit of the New Silk Road
Asia, Austria, Chile, China, Egypt, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Myanmar, Peru, Portugal, Russia

And the ship goes (III) - Xi Jinping and the Second Summit of the New Silk Road

Closed yesterday, in Beijing, the II Summit of the “Belt and Road Initiative” - the “New Silk Road” - the most ambitious project of this century, according to many analysts, for the realignment of the planet's geo-economy / geopolitics. As you recall, launched in 2013, por Xi Jiping, your goal is to create an economic belt, technological and cultural link uniting Asia with Europe and Africa, thus expanding the layout and scope of the original Silk Road, that drawn by the Chinese during the Han dynasty (check. II a.C / II d.C), was the great corridor through which goods from the East reached Europe. It's broken, that lasted until the Turks took Constantinople in 1453, was, as we know, the greatest commercial and civilizational link in history. The first summit of “Road ...
Study: Myanmar (Burma)
Asia, Studies, Myanmar

Study: Myanmar (Burma)

A História da Birmânia Myanmar é um país do Sudeste Asiático que faz fronteira e interage frequentemente com áreas que foram grandes civilizações: among others, India and China. Your current neighbors include Bangladesh, Laos and Thailand. The country's cultural differences were derived mainly from the interaction of ethnicities and religions around these borders. Buddhist concepts, for example, came from India, and many Northern Myanmar groups speak Sino-Tibetan languages. Burmese civilization developed at the foot of the Himalayas, off the river Ayeyarwady, pillar of life and the cultural and economic development of the territory. Your economy throughout history has been marked by agriculture, mainly cultivation of rice, assim como o com...
Polemizando: the Great Lady's Dilemma
Asia, Myanmar

Polemizando: the Great Lady's Dilemma

A Amnesty International (AI) decidiu , on the last day 11, retirar o título de Embaixadora da Consciência, que havia concedido a Aung Sang Suu Kyii, o mais alto galardão que outorga às personalidades que se destacam na defesa dos direitos humanos. Este título honroso lhe havia sido concedido em 2009. A ele sucedeu, conforme se recorda, o Nobel da Paz, in 2012. (more…)
Myanmar "revisited"
Asia, Myanmar

Myanmar "revisited"

A coluna do correspondente em Paris do Estadão, Gilles Lapouge, levanta uma questão pungente, e praticamente ignorada pela opinião pública internacional: o destino dos Rohingyas, em Myanmar, e o silêncio da “Prêmio Nobel da Paz”, Aung San Suu Kyi, a respeito da tragédia deles. (more…)