China's President Xi Jinping gets back to business in Myanmar

A policeman directs traffic at a roundabout where a billboard is displayed welcoming the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping in Naypyidaw, on Jan 17, 2020.PHOTO: AFP

BANGKOK - Sino-Myanmar relations turned frosty almost a decade ago when Naypyitaw, eager to engage the West, alienated its longstanding patron.

Chinese President Xi Jinping's rare single-country visit to Myanmar starting on Friday (Jan 17) is a declaration that those days are long gone and Beijing is getting down to business again, say analysts.

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