Mounting local opposition to Chinese-backed infrastructure projects in Myanmar over the past few months has again led to growing scrutiny on Beijing’s influence in the Southeast Asian state.
Trouble surfaced once more last month in the Letpadaung copper mine in northwest Myanmar, a joint venture between a Chinese state-owned arms manufacturer and the Myanmar military.
After dozens of villagers had obstructed the erection of a fence in the project area, Myanmar police fired on protesters near the mine, leaving one woman dead and nine other villagers wounded.
While China expressed regret at the incident, protests continued at the dam site and in other parts of the country, including outside the Chinese embassy in Yangon.
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