09 Oct '11, 3am

Myanmar risks Chinese anger to woo the West

BANGKOK: Myanmar's suspension of a controversial mega-dam project is the latest glimmer of change from a regime reaching out to the West at the expense of ties with traditional ally China, experts say. The surprise decision to halt construction of the Chinese-backed hydropower project for several years at least -- risking the anger of Beijing -- was a rare concession to public opinion in the authoritarian nation. It was also the latest conciliatory gesture by the new nominally civilian government towards its critics, including Western nations who impose sanctions on the regime, the suppressed pro-democracy movement and armed ethnic rebels. "In recent years Burma has been seen as a client state of China," said Gareth Price, senior research fellow at the Chatham House think-tank in London, using the country's former name. "Maybe they feel after this political process that th...

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