MYANMAR REVISES CONTROVERSIAL CHINESE-BACKED MINE DEAL

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NAYPYIDAW: Myanmar has revised a controversial copper mine deal with a Chinese company, officials said on Thursday, after a series of protests against the project that triggered a violent police crackdown. The new terms give the Myanmar government 51 percent of the revenue, Minister of Mines Myint Aung told parliament, in an apparent attempt to assuage public anger by giving the nation a share of the profits.

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