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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #14)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 05:50 AM

15. it generally happens whenever you depose any power structure, whether it's what we'd

 

call repressive or not.

and the same people are still running burma, they're just neo-liberalizing. at the behest of the West.

In March 2012, a draft foreign investment law emerged, the first in more than 2 decades. Foreigners will no longer require a local partner to start a business in the country, and will be able to legally lease but not own property. The draft law also stipulates that Burmese citizens must constitute at least 25% of the firm's skilled workforce, and with subsequent training, up to 50-75%.

In 2012, the Asian Development Bank formally began re-engaging with the country, to finance infrastructure and development projects in the country. The United States, Japan and the European Union countries have also begun to reduce or eliminate economic sanctions to allow foreign direct investment which will provide the Burmese government with additional tax revenue.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burma#State_Ownership.2FCorporatism_and_Economic_liberalization_post_2011


I'd be inclined to believe the violence has more to do with the fallout from economic 'liberalization' than any removal of political repression.

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