Myanmar’s opening attracted much interest not only from Asian neighbors but also from those in the West that once considered the country a pariah.
Recent events, however, suggest that the honeymoon with the United States and Europe may be waning over political issues.
By contrast, China and others remain ready to engage, provided business conditions improve.
In May, the Americans extended economic sanctions to maintain the status quo rather than easing up restrictions, as some had hoped. Just this month, religious clashes in Mandalay triggered not only a curfew in Myanmar’s second-largest city but wider concerns about conflict between the majority Buddhists and the country’s Muslim minority.… Seguir leyendo »