Aung San Suu Kyi: China and the U.S. should not use Burma as “battlefield”

The leader of the Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday urged the United States and China not to use Burma as a “battlefield”.

“Many people are now wondering what is the position of Burma towards the United States, and how this will affect our relations with China,” she admitted during a press conference in Bangkok. “I am always concerned when Burma is seen as a battleground for the United States and China,” added the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, during the World Economic Forum on East Asia, on her first trip abroad since 24 years.

“(Burma) should be an area of harmony for these two great countries,” she insisted, pointing out the “good relations” with Beijing and her country for decades.

China is the largest foreign investor in Burma, where China purchases oil and natural gas while enjoying unrivaled access to the domestic market of Burma.