The international community need to seriously re-assess the current regressively Westphalian view that Myanmar military is the only organization capable of holding the country together, despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary.
The Political Significance of Myanmar Public’s Refusal to Hold the Water Festival: How the Coup Military Regime Lost Its Base, the Ethnic Bama Buddhist Society
The society-wide refusal to celebrate the most popular Water Festival/Myanmar New Year is like the electorate, voting with their cultural deeds against the six-decades-old mass-murderous military.
China’s approach towards peace and stability lacks any real prospects for peace. For the Chinese are pursuing stability in Myanmar only to the extent it serves to protect their economic, security, and energy interests, not peace for Myanmar as a whole.