Pro-democracy marches that are pitting Buddhist monks against Myanmar's ruling military junta recall the rallies of 1988, which led to the overthrow of the long-time military dictator General Ne Win. But democracy did not take root. Instead, army generals took over. And they have ruled Myanmar ever since.
Melissa Block talks with Joshua Kurlantzick, a visiting scholar in the China Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, who is the author of Charm Offensive, about China's relationship with Myanmar and other Asian countries.