Nyi Nyi Kyaw

Nyi Nyi Kyaw

Visiting Fellow, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute

Dr Nyi Nyi Kyaw is a Visiting Fellow with the Myanmar Studies Programme at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute. His areas of research interest are law and social movements, religion, nationalism, constitutionalism, and human rights.

This handout picture released by Myanmar News Agency (MNA) shows Chinese President Xi Jinping (L), Myanmar President Win Myint (2nd L) and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi (2nd R), attending a ceremony marking Myanmar and China's 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations in Naypyidaw, January 2020. (Handout/AFP)

Sinophobia in Myanmar and the Belt and Road Initiative

Uncertainty over the Myitsone Dam project and the influx of Chinese into Myanmar have not gone down well with the people of Myanmar. ISEAS academic Nyi Nyi Kyaw examines the rise of sinophobia in Myanmar, and the factors behind it.