Chinese diplomats to assess war’s likely impact on Chinese-backed Myanmar pipeline 

Embassy officials visited the town of Kyaukphyu, Rakhine State, the starting point of a pipeline used to pump fossil fuels from the Bay of Bengal to China’s Yunnan Province

A Chinese embassy delegation is currently in Kyaukphyu, Rakhine State to evaluate the viability of a pipeline and other projects supported by Chinese investment amid the Myanmar military’s ongoing clashes with the Arakha Army (AA), sources said.  

Eight diplomats from the embassy in Yangon, including a consul, will spend three days on Maday Island in Kyaukphyu Township, where the starting point of the pipeline is located, according to local sources with direct knowledge of the matter. 

The pipeline, which Kyaukphyu residents colloquially call the “Chinese Pipeline”, runs more than 500 miles from its starting point on Maday Island in the Bay of Bengal. 

The island is also the site of a deep sea port currently under construction as part of a broader. . .

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