This paper discusses several dilemmas faced by China in relation to the ongoing political, economic, social and health crisis in Myanmar. It concludes that China has a chance to work constructively with ASEAN under Cambodia’s chairmanship in 2022 to obtain Aung San Suu Kyi’s release, the reconstitution of the national assembly elected in 2020, and the formation of an interim coalition government until new free and fair elections can be held.
Tønnesson, Stein (2021) China, Cambodia and the Myanmar Crisis. Toda Peace Institute Policy Brief: 118. Tokyo, Japan: Toda Peace Institute.