List of Burmese Chinese

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Taw Sein Ko was Burma's first recorded archaeologist and served as Superintedent of the Archaeological Survey Department in British Burma.

The following is a list of Burmese Chinese (Chinese of Burmese descent).

Burmese Chinese[edit]

Politics and government[edit]

  • Ne Win (possibly Hakka),[1] leader of Burma from 1960s to 1980s
  • Aung Gyi 陈天旺 (Hokkien) - leading army dissident and Ne Win's former deputy/co-conspirator in the 1962 coup
  • San Yu (Hakka), President of Burma (1981–1988)
  • Khin Nyunt (Hakka),[2] former Prime Minister (2003–2004) and Chief of Intelligence (1983–2004) of Myanmar
  • Kat Sein, former Minister of Health
  • Kyaw Myint, Minister of Health
  • Pheung Kya-shin, (Yunnanese), leader of Kokang Special Region and Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army
  • Kyaw Ba (Yunnanese), former Minister for Tourism




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  2. ^ Kuppuswamy, C.S. (2004-09-11). "MYANMAR: The shake- up and the fall out.". South Asia Analysis Group. Archived from the original on 15 December 2005. Retrieved 22 May 2006. 
  3. ^ Yan Paing (16 May 2012). "Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corp, Reveals He Was Born in Burma". The Irrawaddy. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Strachan, Paul (1989). Pagan - Art and Architecture of Old Burma. Kiscadale. 
  5. ^ Wai Moe (22 July 2011). "Steven Law’s Rising Empire". The Irrawaddy. Retrieved 25 July 2011.