For a short span of time, myanmar has experienced rapid reform and opening up. Political democracy has advanced, and economic reform and liberalization have made significant progress. myanmar’s strategic standing in the international community has been stronger than any time in the past. Global investors
are rushing into the once-reclusive country. Ironically, however, myanmar’s military junta and vested interest groups are leading the country’s reform and opening up. As they have made sweeping revisions to the national governance strategy with a view to sustaining their vested rights, this reform and opening up has problems: the speed of reform and opening is being controlled, and the benefits of reform and opening up are being concentrated in certain segments of society.
1. Due to Its Strategic and Economic Importance, Myanmar is Caught Between Superpowers (Bertil Lintner)
2. Reform in Myanmar is Losing Steam Amidst Opposition from Vested Interest Groups (Cheong Jae-wan)
3. Japan is a Trustworthy Partner to Myanmar, While ASEAN Increases Investment in Preparation for Economic Integration (Cho Dae-hyun)
4. Poorly Performing Korean Companies in Myanmar Need to Better Understand the Market (Jang Jun-young)
- Source: Cover Story, Chindia Plus Quarterly Winter 2014 VOL.17