What do the Official Chinese Media’s Mixed Messages on the Myanmar Coup Mean?

Su Mon Thazin Aung|Nan Lwin

This article argues that China’s willingness to side with the Myanmar military and the SAC regime has been evident since the immediate aftermath of the February 2021 coup, despite its apparently mixed messages. Through its state media, China has all along transmitted messages largely in favour of the military takeover of its smaller neighbour.