The Cultural Factors of China-Myanmar Economic and Poverty Reduction Cooperation
18 Sep, 2021  |  Source:BRGG  |  Hits:1929

With the global economic development and integration, different countries and economies interact more frequently and interdepend more on each other. 

Thus, it is essential to establish a community with a shared future for humanity.

International cooperation in poverty reduction has become an important way to promote global integration. 

Based on their geographical and national interests, China and Myanmar cooperate intensively in economic development, especially poverty reduction. 

By implementing on the villages level, Myanmar's poverty reduction project has improved the infrastructure construction and other aspects. 

Besides economic growth, it is also necessary to improve the welfare of residents.

However, economic partnerships without local culture are extremely fragile and easily changed by other factors. 

Therefore, it is necessary to review cultural factors in China-Myanmar history and cooperation experiences.

In 2018 and 2019, the research team of Fudan University conducted interviews with cross-border labors and ethnic interactions in Dehong, Yunnan Province, China. 

We detailed researched ethnic exchanges, economic cooperation, social life and religious interactions in the China-Myanmar border. 

Based on our fieldwork observations in many aspects, we find it necessary to pay attention to the differences in the political system, cultural and religious beliefs between China and Myanmar. 

The interactions between the central government, local (religious and armed) forces and the people of the two sides have produced intricate relationships and results, directly affecting the development of economic cooperation and poverty reduction. 

Therefore, we emphasize the importance of cultural factors to avoid misunderstandings and possible harm to the relation between the two countries.