China Says No

ICWales reports today that the government in Myanmar is under heavy pressure from the Chinese to not react violently to the rising protests in the country. China, Myanmar’s biggest trading partner, is dependent on oil and gas from Myanmar and civil war would almost certainly affect supply. Furthermore, China thinks that actively supporting a government which massacres it’s people will be bad for it’s pre-Olympic image (hopefully a new leaf in Chinese politics!).

The BBC has some good pictures of the protests here.

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