Visiting Vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission Xu Qiliang (5th L) meets with Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi(6th L) in Yangon, Myanmar, Sept. 9, 2016. (Xinhua/U Aung)
Reuters: China eyes closer military ties with Myanmar
China's military wants to strengthen ties with neighboring Myanmar by having more exchanges and greater cooperation, a top officer told Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a visit to the Southeast Asian country, state media said on Saturday.
China has been on a diplomatic offensive ever since the Nobel Peace Prize laureate's government came to power in April, aiming to forge good ties with its resource-rich neighbor.
Last month Suu Kyi visited China, where President Xi Jinping told her he wanted to ensure the "correct direction" of relations.
Read more ....
Update: China to enhance military ties with Myanmar: senior military official (Xinhuanet).
WNU Editor: The big complication in developing such a relationship is China's support of some of the rebel groups in Myanmar .... China Opts for Closer Military Cooperation with Myanmar despite Supporting Rebel Groups (China Topix).