Monday, 18 August 2014 11:41

For better or worse: The foreign bride business in China

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LINQI, August 18, 2014 (AFP) - Their marriages were arranged for cash, but some of the Vietnamese women who have found unlikely Prince Charmings in remote Chinese villages say they are living happily ever after.

Sunday, 17 August 2014 18:40

History from the grassroots

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The Yangon tour from an activist's perspective

“Activists in this country stick together,” my guide Ma Nyein said as we slowly drove past Insein prison watching the family members of inmates ease through the main gates clutching extra food to supplement the meagre diets of loved ones.

Saturday, 16 August 2014 18:02

Filling the development gap

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People-centred process brings better living standards in 500 villages

United Nations know-how, Japanese funding, government support and a people-centred approach to development is transforming the lives and living standards of thousands of villagers in Chin, Shan, Kachin and Kayah states.

A radio station in Mae Sot that provided news and information for Myanmar migrants has ceased broadcasting because of a decision by Thailand's ruling junta to shut down independent community broadcasters.

One of Myanmar's leading elephant experts has questioned a widely publicised claim in a report by a campaigner against the illegal wildlife trade about the capture of calves in the wild so they can be smuggled across the border to Thailand.

Saturday, 09 August 2014 17:05

Model BIZ

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The highs and lows of the male catwalk

Former model John Lwin is the chief executive officer of Stars and Models International and one of the most powerful forces in Myanmar’s male modelling industry.

Sunday, 03 August 2014 19:46

Cross-border healthcare

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Donor funding shift affects Mae Tao Clinic

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Patients wait to register for treatment at the Mae Tao Clinic, which provides medical care for tens of thousands of people a year. Photos: Portia Larlee

A shift in funding priorities by donor organisations is affecting the work of the famous Mae Tao Clinic, says its founder, Dr Cynthia Maung.

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A report by non-government organisation Global Witness has raised concern about transparency in the oil, gas and mining sectors in Myanmar. Photo: Robert Jensen

Myanmar became the 45th country to be granted candidate status with the global Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative in early July.

Saturday, 02 August 2014 17:07

Taking stock

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Is it too early to launch the Yangon Stock Exchange?

In October 2015 the Yangon Stock Exchange will be launched by the Myanmar Economic Bank in cooperation with Japan’s Tokyo Stock Exchange and Daiwa Securities Group. The lack of transparency in the Myanmar economy has created doubts about whether the time is right to open a share market.

The Debate

When public debate heats up Mizzima reviews the landscape of opinion and prints the most poignant quotes in favour and against.