The United States Institute for Peace Research (USIP), a federal research institution in the United States, pointed out that China has deep geostrategic interests in Myanmar and has greater influence on resolving political conflicts in Myanmar than other countries. China intends to expand its interests and influence in this region through close economic and trade cooperation.
Text: Lin Bohong Myanmar's military government phone database executed four pro-democracy activists last week, sparking international outcry. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United Nations Security Council have issued statements one after another, severely condemning the atrocities of the Myanmar military government, including rare statements from China, which has great influence over Myanmar. But observers said China's condemnation was rhetorical, as Beijing showed its stance on appeasement of Myanmar's junta's atrocities with the old refrain of "non-interference in internal affairs" when the United States called for increased pressure on the military.
In fact, the latest report of the US Institute for Peace pointed out that since the military government of Myanmar seized power in a coup last year, in addition to expanding economic and trade cooperation between the two countries, China may participate in the "Lancang-Mekong Cooperation" (Lancang-Mekong Cooperation) foreign ministers' meeting in early July. To "embolden" the Burmese military government, and indirectly contributed to its decision to impose capital punishment on pro-democracy activists. Observers are particularly concerned by rumors that Myanmar's military junta will execute dozens of political prisoners in recent days. Myanmar's military government on July 25 executed four political pro-democracy activists accused of assisting militias in a confrontation with the military, the country's first execution in more than 30 years.