I recently received messages from Myanmese friends urging me to publish views on China’s stance on Myanmar. Well, please first read this article from REUTERS

In fast changing world views such as from Xu Zeyu are a must for better understand between people and leaders.

” Xu Zeyu

I recently received messages from Myanmese friends urging me to publish views on China’s stance on Myanmar. Well, please first read this article from REUTERS, a Western news agency that usually doesn’t align with China in interest or ideology, and see for yourself the fact that the military takeover in Myanmar is NOT in China’s best interest and there is no solid reason for China to back this kind of act.


As the Reuters story articulated, total monthly trade volume between the two countries has quadrupled since the military stepped down in 2011. A military takeover would certainly jeopardize Myanmar’s opening-up to global economy, and by extension undermine the two countries’ signature project of China-Myanmar Economic Corridor under Belt and Road Initiative, around which China has already invested immensely in Kyaukpyu Port and other infrastructure projects. And I know a lot of Myanmese friends would fixate on China’s phrasing on the takeover, “cabinet reshuffle.” If you look closely at China’s records in responding to foreign regime changes and military coup’ etats, you would find that China was never eager to make a stance because of the “non-intervention” foreign policy. It is a policy based on the belief that what happens to another country’s political evolution is their own business, and it is not for us to presume to play God and decide who are the bad guys. If all this doesn’t suffice, please provide a concrete evidence of China’s meddling in Myanmar’s politics. By concrete evidence, I mean direct proofs, not some second-hand quotes or assumptive speculations.
I myself visited Naypidaw last January amid the country leaders’ state visit and I saw a country with potential for prosperity and yearning for change. It is my personal wish that the country get back on its feet soon enough and forge a future with its own visions.”

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-myanmar

 

This initiative is from China, but it belongs to the world. It is rooted in history, but it is oriented toward the future

This initiative is from China, but it belongs to the world. It is rooted in history, but it is oriented toward the future   

  President Xi Jinping

BRI initiative to promote Asia-Pacific Cooperation

The Belt and Road Initiative calls for joint contribution and it has a clear focus, which is to promote infrastructure construction and connectivity, strengthen coordination on economic policies, enhance complementarity of development strategies and boost interconnected development to achieve common prosperity. This initiative is from China, but it belongs to the world. It is rooted in history, but it is oriented toward the future. It focuses on the Asian, European and African continents, but it is open to all partners. I am confident that the launch of the Belt and Road Initiative will create a broader and more dynamic platform for Asia-Pacific cooperation.

To Foster Partnership   APEC has fostered a partnership featuring mutual trust, inclusiveness and win-win cooperation, something we all hold dear. As we Asia-Pacific countries vary in national conditions, differences among us are normal. What is important is for us to stay committed to the shared goal of common development, address differences through consultation and explore solutions to common challenges in the spirit of partnership.

To adhere to the development

We should focus on development to deliver more benefits to our peoples. More than anything else, we should strive to deliver better lives to our people. Every country is entitled to an equal right to development; and no one has the right or the power to stop people in developing countries from pursuing a better life. We should strengthen development cooperation and help developing countries eliminate poverty so that people in all countries will live better lives. This is what fairness is essentially about; it is also a moral responsibility of the international community.

Source: Xi’s Moments