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China–Myanmar energy cooperation and its regional implications

Explores the driving forces behind the China-Myanmar oil and gas pipeline project and its broader objectives. The author investigates whether pipelines can deepen regional economic integration and strengthen bilateral relations. This paper concludes by saying that China might use the China–Myanmar pipeline construction as an opportunity to play a more constructive role in Myanmar’s domestic reforms, thus improving its image in Southeast Asia and strengthening its relations with Myanmar.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Bilateral development assistance
  • Economic policy and administration
  • Off-shore oil and gas exploration and extraction
  • Oil
  • Oil and gas resources
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Viet Nam
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Thailand
  • Myanmar
  • China
Copyright Yes
Access and use constraints

The Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs is an Open Access publication. It may be read, copied and distributed free of charge according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.

Version / Edition 1.0
License CC-BY-4.0

Dr Zhao Hong,

Author (individual) Zhao Hong
Publisher GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Institute of Asian Studies and Hamburg University Press
Publication date 2011
General note

Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs,Volume 30,Number 4,89-109

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Date modified January 7, 2016, 22:49 (UTC)