Giuliano Di Caro

«We come to Yangon». Burma, a Country that is Moving On

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Keywords: Globalization; Burma.

Khin Zaw Latt is a painter highly involved in social issues. Because of his talent he has been named young global leader and moved to a studio-home on one of the quiet avenues right outside Yangon, the wealthy area where Aung San Suu Kyi lives. Thanda Hlaing, aka Christine, Australian educated supermodel and TV host, leads the westernization change of Burma TV formats. Kyaw Zay Ya is a successful advertiser who has seen his business grow exponentially after the arrival of foreign companies in his country. It is the upper class moving on, tasting the beginning of a golden age, playing the challenge of transforming the hard working Burma people in middle class, both in their wallet and in their mentality, after decades of isolation, limitations and free speech repression. American, Japanese and Chinese companies are betting heavily on this new market, creating infrastructures and jobs. Globalization's lines of strengths are crossing Burma society as never before, and the younger generations have understood it is time to get involved.

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