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September 7, 2010

Burma Military Ruler Visits China

Filed under: Burma/ Myanmar,News — voaburmese @ 1:26 pm
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AP Photo: Sept. 7 2010, General Than Shwe arrives to China- Beijing Airport.

– VOA News

Burma’s top leader, General Than Shwe, arrived in Beijing Tuesday for a state visit ahead of national elections this fall.

China strongly backs Burma and provides it with key economic and diplomatic support. Burma’s ruling military has been largely shunned by the West because of its poor human rights record and failure to hand over power to the opposition party that won elections 20 years ago.

Than Shwe is expected to meet with President Hu Jintao, Premier Wen Jiabao and other senior Chinese officials during his five-day visit.

Though no details have been released about their agenda, experts expect talks to center on Burma’s upcoming elections and economic deals signed by Mr. Wen earlier this year.

Than Shwe will also visit the 2010 Shanghai World Expo and economic hub Shenzhen in south China’s Guangdong province before returning home on Saturday.



  1. China’s stand is right.Most people in Burma are expecting the change after election. But the west does not know about the real feeling of majority people in Burma. US and West are being cheated by the so called democracy activists in exile who actually wants Burma to be continued under Junta. If Burma change into some step, the exile activists will have nothing to do and will lost their present earnings. Their manners are bad faith. The neighboring countries of Burma
    can see right while US and the West are just following what the so called democracy activists tell them to do.

    Comment by Plote Byone — September 10, 2010 @ 5:15 am | Reply

    • You are misleading dude. Democracy Activist does not cheat. They are open to all. They talk, discuss, share opinion and speak out frankly which you can not see inside Burma.
      The truth is a group of military personal, hijack the country (Burma) with their personal interest, and ignoring the citizen of Burma suffering where China is supporting this regime with no moral value.

      That is the China support stand for in this matter

      Comment by Ne Hein — September 12, 2010 @ 3:37 pm | Reply

  2. Hanky-panky China is welcoming criminal general into her country where such kind of people used to hang in its own country in China. It is to be careful for other!

    Today, China is a true expansionist where trying to control economically and militarily in Asia and economically in Africa using unethical strategy. China with no moral value, is holding its own national interest, and supporting a group of corrupted military dictator of Burma while ignoring over 50 million of Burmese people suffering.

    Down with China expansionist!!!!!!

    Comment by Ne Hein — September 12, 2010 @ 1:40 pm | Reply

  3. One of the Chinese national talks to me at my workplace, China long term strategy is to become the Burma as part of China. No matter how long its take. I believe him.

    For example, today looks at how many Chinese illegal in Burma! A million to two million!
    That is compare to, how many Burmese national has been flowing into neighboring countries?
    Did China concern about Burmese people suffering? Definitely not! China looking into slower the progress in Burma, better for the China. It is better for the China that is doing business with corrupted government. In this way, China can cheat, and can benefit from (unethical strategy). It is better for the China, going business with that country which does not get along with western countries.
    Neither China nor ASEAN (some of the ASEAN) will like to see Burma developing in fast.
    Therefore, never trust China or some of ASEAN countries such as Thailand, Singapore etc because of their own interest (no moral value – right and wrong)
    It is not Ok becoming instability in Burma (because they already invested in this country because of these countries mistake). But it is Ok for them that over 50 millions of Burmese people suffering, and those of people flowing into neighboring countries.

    Comment by Ne Hein — September 12, 2010 @ 2:20 pm | Reply

  4. I am living in Burma since born(except 4 years in India in 198o’s).I am ex-government employee (before 1988)and I was educated in Burma and now working in Burma with a firm which has the business communication with several countries. I think myself that our educational qualification is not lower than that of the persons from other countries , with whom we have regular contact. You tend to say that burmese people are suffering. I never understand. What are we suffering? No, nothing. Every body has to work for their living. If they work hard, they will success. At present we can work inside or outside Burma.We have plenty of opportunities to setup own business.I always listen to VOA I mostly disagree with
    the idea talked by the democracy activist in exile.I belong to no party.But I am eager to vote NDF. (I am sure not to vote union solidarity party ). I will be glad if someone explain me what I am suffering!

    Comment by ko Pho Sit — September 21, 2010 @ 8:03 am | Reply

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