This episode focuses on the current state of China-Myanmar relations as Naypyidaw’s relations with the West strain due to regime violence against the Rohingya minority. Our guest, Dr. Enze Han, looks back at how Chinese relations with Myanmar have evolved and adjusted to changes in the United States’ role in the country. He further discusses how Beijing has sought to mediate Myanmar’s internal conflict with its ethnic minorities and why China would take up this cause.
Dr. Enze Han is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. Dr. Han’s research focuses on China’s relations with Southeast Asia and ethnic politics in China.