the two sides have helped each other and deepened each other's economic and trade dependence. In particular, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi went to Myanmar on July 4 to attend the Foreign Ministers' Meeting of the "Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Organization". Cooperation to expand China's interests and influence in the region. The authors of the article, Jason Tower, Priscilla Clapp and Billy Ford, believe that China may use the meeting in early July to "embolden" the Burmese army and indirectly facilitate the Last week's decision to execute pro-democracy activists,
and Beijing's repeated reiteration of the principle of phone database non-interference in other countries' internal affairs, was meant to "whitewash" its connection to the decision. The article said that as China increases its support for Myanmar's military government, the international community will be even more powerless to end Myanmar's violence and restore local democracy. The three authors are particularly concerned that Myanmar's military government has sentenced 115 political prisoners to death, and that 41 of them may be executed in the near future. In this regard,
Yang Hao, a distinguished professor at the East Asian Institute of National Chengchi University in Taipei, said in an interview with VOA that although Beijing claims to not interfere, the closer it gets to the Myanmar government, the more difficult it will be to avoid "giving the green light" to the atrocities of the Myanmar military government. China's stance of only focusing on economic interests and supporting the Myanmar government will have an impact on Myanmar's democratic process.