YANGON, Myanmar

Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is expected to be a primary issue of discussion in Myanmar on Friday during a landmark official state visit by the Chinese president to the country.

More than 100 police officers have been deployed in the Chinese embassy in Myanmar’s commercial hub Yangon since Thursday, ahead of a two-day visit by the Chinese president in the country.

Activists planned to stage anti-China demonstrations in front of Chinese embassy in Yangon on Friday, but the authorities’ measures forced them to stand down.

“Police did not grant us permission for the demonstration at the

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