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Animosity in a Burmese hub deepens as Chinese get richer

T
ensions in Mandalay have been rising as locals view the Chinese coming to the city to do business as "interlopers who take advantage of Mandalay’s location close to India and Bangladesh, Laos and Thailand, as well as a large swath of southern China." Moreover, The New York Times writes, "some of the Chinese view the Burmese as beneath them, slow at business and making money."
11 months ago
Sky Canaves
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.
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