hydropower dam to generate electricity for China , like most big dams there are many sides to this project which we are unable to judge other than hopind for continuity as opposed to disruption
rare earth metals (production has dropped significantly since the coup,
China also needs Myanmar to continue building a natural gas pipeline linking China's Yunnan province to the Kyaukpyu deepwater port in Myanmar's Rakhine state to gain access to the Indian Ocean
China and the Rohingya Crisis in Nearby Myanmar (September 7): According toQuartz, China offered to mediate the diplomatic row between Myanmar and Bangladesh over a previous flight of Rohingya earlier this year. But rhetoric aside, China seems to have no strategy in place for a large-scale crisis. Related: China Offers Support to Myanmar at UN; Aung San Suu Kyi Gains Popularity with Chinese Netizens.