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Burma Erupts in Anger over China Pipeline (VOA On Assignment May 3)i
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May 03, 2013 3:10 PM
VOA correspondent Daniel Schearf talks with On Assignment's Rebecca Ward about recent protests over a new energy pipeline being built between Burma and China. Burma is enjoying a new era of political participation after a wave of democratic reforms, but that did not stop authorities from cracking down on the demonstrators. Daniel says Burmese are unhappy with the pipeline project's lack of transparency. He said they also worry about its effects on fishing, farming and the environment.

Burma Erupts in Anger over China Pipeline (VOA On Assignment May 3)

Published May 03, 2013

VOA correspondent Daniel Schearf talks with On Assignment's Rebecca Ward about recent protests over a new energy pipeline being built between Burma and China. Burma is enjoying a new era of political participation after a wave of democratic reforms, but that did not stop authorities from cracking down on the demonstrators. Daniel says Burmese are unhappy with the pipeline project's lack of transparency. He said they also worry about its effects on fishing, farming and the environment.

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