Jennifer Hsu is a faculty member in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta. Her research interests include state-society and state-NGO relations, the growth of civil society in China, and the internationalisation of Chinese NGOs. She is the author of State of Exchange: Migrant NGOs and the Chinese Government (University of British Columbia Press, 2017).
China and Myanmar have been economic partners and allies for a long time. But this partnership is now being challenged by Myanmar’s democratisation process. Although nascent, Burmese civil society has shown it is ready to actively contest the legitimacy of China’s various development and commercial interests in this new democracy.