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Myanmar-China Oil Pipeline Set to Commence Pumping in May

Jan. 28 – China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) stated that the long awaited Myanmar-China oil and gas pipelines should be operational by May of this year. The 1,100 kilometer pipeline stretches from Kyaukpyu Port on Myanmar’s central west coast, crosses the country from west to east and terminates at Ruili, near Kunming, in Yunnan Province. The pipeline contains two feeder pipes: one containing oil shipped to Kyaukpyu from the Middle East and Africa across the Indian Ocean, and the other containing gas from the Shwe gas fields in the Bay of Bengal. The oil route negates the need for China … Continue reading

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Brutal Mekong River Attack, Myitsone Dam Strain China-Myanmar Relations

An attack on two Chinese cargo ships has left 12 Chinese citizens dead and one missing on the Mekong River near the borders of Thailand and Myanmar, Xinhua reported on Sunday, noting that the attackers were drug traffickers.

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