Burmese Shrug at Obama Visit, as Beijing Shudders

Burmese Shrug at Obama Visit, as Beijing Shudders – The Irrawaddy, November 12, 2012
…But even if the Burmese response to a growing US role in their country remains rather lukewarm, there is still an undeniable chill in most people’s perceptions of China—something that Beijing is only now beginning to acknowledge, after decades of cultivating close ties with Burmese military rulers who until last year showed little interest in public opinion.
This has set off a frenzy of hand-wringing among Chinese intellectuals about how to counter Washington’s growing sway in Naypyidaw…

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