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For the majority of Myanmar people, China’s support for the former military regime prevented any meaningful change in the governance, and a lack of progress towards democracy, serving only to strengthen the repressive measures of the military regime.China’s state-owned companies that invest in Myanmar rarely care about the environmental and social impact of their business practices. They also have a poor record of corporate social responsibility.Chinese firms in the resource extraction sector have exploited Myanmar natural resources without any proper consultation process with the local people, or their consent. Myanmar people have a bad impression of Chinese products. Some people make fun of Chinese equipment as being “tayokeset tayet-soke” (“Chinese machine; broken in a day”). Food products imported from China are considered to be of a poor standard of hygiene. China’s investment into joint ventures with Myanmar’s state/military-owned companies is a topic of great controversy and dissatisfaction among the people of Myanmar.