Maung Zarni, London School of Economics
Last Thursday, Burmese opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in China for a five day visit. At a time of rising tensions over China’s alleged assertiveness in the South China Sea the trip is symptomatic of China’s evolving relationship to countries in the region. While Suu Kyi, who chairs Myanmar’s National League of Democracy, has had trouble over her silence on the repression of the Rohingya, her visit made international headlines. Today we ask how the visit benefits both China as well as Suu Kyi in the geo-political game being played out in full view.
This is a report by Wong Yu Han.