China is one of the closest allies of the ruling junta in Burma, but so far it has not made any public comment about the protests there. Traditionally, Beijing says that it does not comment on – or interfere in – other countries’ internal affairs.
But China will be concerned about two things: the stability of Burma and the image of China. A stable Burma is important for China, as it is a corridor to the Indian Ocean and also a valuable trading partner….[Full Text]