Aung San Suu Kyi Goes to China

In former times, Burmese and foreign observers considered Burma’s generals well versed at playing international powers off against one another. Now it is Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma’s current de facto leader, who is visiting China. Many in the region, and in the West, will be assessing her diplomatic skills in engaging the Chinese and reconciling China’s interests in Burma with rising Western influence.

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