Amid Ethnic Conflicts, Myanmar Welcomes China's 'Belt And Road'06:54
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This picture taken on on June 1, 2012 shows the construction of oil tanks at a site operated by China National Petroleum Corporation at an offshore block of Madae Island near the town of Kyauk Phyu of Rakhine State, western Myanmar. (Lwin Ko Taik/AFP/Getty Images)
This picture taken on on June 1, 2012 shows the construction of oil tanks at a site operated by China National Petroleum Corporation at an offshore block of Madae Island near the town of Kyauk Phyu of Rakhine State, western Myanmar. (Lwin Ko Taik/AFP/Getty Images)

China is investing billions of dollars in Southeast Asia as part of its "Belt and Road" initiative.

As our series on China's "Belt and Road" continues, Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson looks at the impact of that investment in Myanmar and the region with Amara Thiha (@AmaraThiha), a fellow at the Stimson Center in Yangon, Myanmar.

This segment aired on February 15, 2018.

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