Stalled reforms, South China Sea to dominate Myanmar's ASEAN party

November 11, 2014 10:34 AM

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NAYPYITAW Myanmar (Reuters) - World leaders will descend on the surreal capital of Myanmar this week, an unthinkable event when it was run by a brutal military junta for almost half a century.

Shortly after winning a one-sided election four years ago, the army veterans stunned the world, ushering in a wave of liberal change that convinced the United States and other Western powers that Myanmar was no longer the pariah it was.

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