March 14, 2012
By Gwen Robinson and Leslie Hook
A hydropower project in Myanmar – one of the biggest in southeast Asia – is testing China’s capacity to influence its impoverished neighbour, and deal with a phenonomen rarely seen at home – the NGO.
The Chinese-led scheme was abruptly halted by the Myanmar government last September. In a rare reference to concerns about the enviroment and local people’s welfare, Myanmar’s president Thein Sein said the project would not resume in his term, which ends in 2015. More…