Animosity in a Burmese hub deepens as Chinese get richer

Society & Culture

Tensions 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."