During our surveys, we had extensive discussions with Myanmar business leaders. We were amazed that nearly all displayed significant familiarities with Chinese policies, even loopholes, from the days of “reform and opening” until the present day. We also found that whether it be top notch or common hotels, channels such as China Central Television (CCTV2 and CCTV4), and Phoenix are readily available.
Clearly, this indicates that before investing in Myanmar, the Chinese companies must arm themselves with an in-depth understanding of the ways and means of Myanmar, in business or otherwise.
A lesson learned in studying the global successes of European brand-named clothing, watches, or Japanese and Korean electronic products is that it must be successful in one or more business segmentation, namely geographical, population and behavior. This is a lesson that the Chinese corporations must be well aware of if they were to make investments in Myanmar.
With this, it surely presents Chinese companies with significant business opportunities. Furthermore, the development of aquaculture must involve people’s livelihoods. This can bring tangible benefits to the people of Myanmar and gain their wholehearted support.
This is not discriminatory against Chinese products, but simply a manifestation of consumption habits and perceptions, which will take a long time to alter. It should also be pointed out that joint investments can have the advantage of spreading the investment and political risks, and can reduce the confrontation between Chinese and Western companies. It can also increase hedging and cooperation spaces.
Simply put, although the CMEC is temporarily suffering from a cold reception, we believe that it is an excellent endeavor. Even though there are low expectations from the outside world, it actually has, on the one hand, reduced expectations in order to provide space and time for the construction of CMEC. For this, we believe that CMEC can be a great step forward for the BRI.
核子与核天文物理、量子光学与数学物理领域的专家，在美国和台湾多间大学及企业服务超过30年，曾出任M. Russell Wehr讲座物理教授、美国国家科学基金理论物理组主任、美国德州大学达拉斯分校研究副校长兼任物理系教授、美国五百强企业SAIC任副总裁、台湾清华大学与成功大学资深副校长等职。