Instability and anti-Chinese sentiment are endangering Beijing’s plans in the country, but rivalry with the West and its own domestic problems may prevent it from engaging the democracy movement, which remains wary of China.
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Instability and anti-Chinese sentiment are endangering Beijing’s plans in the country, but rivalry with the West and its own domestic problems may prevent it from engaging the democracy movement, which remains wary of China.
As election fever rises in Myanmar, student activists from several generations are contemplating their roles in the political area. After years and in some cases, decades, of activism – for which many served prison terms – they face a tough decision: whether to push for change inside or outside parliament.
Dutch photographer Jeroen de Bakker spent nearly 14 months in transitional Myanmar documenting the lives of people with diverse backgrounds. The ten photo essays will appear in Frontier and feature in a book due to be published in early November. Mr de Bakker discussed the project with Frontier.

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