VOA Burmese Blog

September 2, 2010

Burmese Military Leader to Visit China

Filed under: Burma/ Myanmar,Feature Story,News,Uncategorized — voaburmese @ 6:02 pm
Tags: , ,

– VOA News

AP Photo: General Than Shwe

Burmese military junta leader General Than Shwe will visit China next week.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu told reporters in Beijing Thursday Than Shwe will arrive in the country next Tuesday, and hold talks with President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao. The general will also travel to Shanghai to see the World Expo during his four-day visit.

Yu says Chinese officials believe Than Shwe’s visit will contribute to the consolidation of the two nation’s “traditional friendship.”

China is Burma’s main ally and third largest trading partner. Burma’s military government has been shunned by the West for its suppression of political opposition and poor overall human rights record.

Burma announced earlier this month it will hold elections in November, the first of its kind in two decades. Ministry spokeswoman Yu says Beijing hopes the balloting goes smoothly and “contributes to democracy and development.”


1 Comment »

  1. I am really loving the theme/design of your site. Do you ever run into
    any browser compatibility problems? A handful of my
    blog visitors have complained about my website not operating correctly in Explorer but looks great in
    Safari. Do you have any recommendations to help fix this issue?

    Comment by Larae — May 3, 2013 @ 6:08 am | Reply

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: