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  •  There is some truth to this. (1+ / 0-)
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    Myanmar is economically dependant on both to some degree and the situation is ripe for exploitation.

    The relationship of Thailand and Laos provides a model of how that might work, but there are more resources for the taking in Myanmar so that could promote competition, an equalizer.

    China's greatest interest is in oil trade as the case with USA Cheveron and FR Total. The oil will get pumped, the question is how equitably the proceeds would be divided. They could hardly do worse than the present case so I would hope if the government does, in fact, change, a more progressive and less corrupt one would replace it.

    China actually has a rather progressive policy toward energy development but rapid development has created demand the government struggles to constrain. Unfourtunately, most of the worlds major producers are locked-up so China goes looking in countries with built-in political problems and suffers politically as a result. Not to suggest our behaviour couldn't improve, but it's not the simple situation some suggest - we need power too.

    Buy Solar. We can't do it too fast.

    "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results" - Albert Einstein

    by koNko on Sat Sep 29, 2007 at 12:02:48 AM PDT

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