U.S. set to renew most Myanmar sanctions

May 14, 2016

U.S. set to renew most Myanmar sanctions

The United States plans to renew the bulk of its sanctions against Myanmar when they expire next week, but will make some changes aimed at boosting investment and trade, according to several senior U.S. officials and congressional aides. An announcement on extending much of ...

Apr 18, 2016

Myanmar's Suu Kyi vows to amend junta-era Constitution

Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi vowed Monday to push for constitutional amendments to build a true democracy as the nation emerges from decades of military control. Suu Kyi made the comments in a nationally televised address to mark the start of ...

Myanmar drops charges against nearly 200 political activists: police

Apr 9, 2016

Myanmar drops charges against nearly 200 political activists: police

Myanmar authorities have dropped charges against nearly 200 political activists since Aung San Suu Kyi pledged to fight for their freedom, a senior police officer said Saturday. The cases were dismissed Friday, he said, following Suu Kyi’s announcement the day before that she was ...

China seeks 'new chapter' in first visit with Myanmar's Suu Kyi

Apr 6, 2016

China seeks 'new chapter' in first visit with Myanmar's Suu Kyi

China and Myanmar pledged to open a “new chapter” in their sometimes strained relationship, raising the prospect that stalled Chinese investment projects in the Southeastern Asian country could be allowed to resume. Aung San Suu Kyi, head of Myanmar’s ruling National League for Democracy ...