In 2010, the goodneighborly, friendly and cooperative relationship between China and Myanmar enjoyed continued growth based on the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence and the exchanges and cooperation in various fields kept deepening.
The two countries maintained close high-level exchanges. In June, Premier Wen Jiabao visited Myanmar. He met with Chairman of State Peace and Development Council Than Shwe, had talks with Prime Minister Thein Sein and attended the celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between China and Myanmar together with Prime Minister Thein Sein. In September, Chairman Than Shwe paid a state visit to China. President Hu Jintao held talks with him and NPC Chairman Wu Bangguo and Premier Wen Jiabao met with him respectively. During the visit, Chairman Than Shwe visited the Shanghai World Expo and Shenzhen. In July, Secretary-One of the State Peace and Development Council Tin Aung Myint Oo visited China. Member of the Political Bureau of CPC Central Committee Li Changchun met with him and Vice Premier Li Keqiang had talks with him.
On 30 December, new Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Li Junhua presented the Letter of Credence to Chairman Than Shwe.
The level of economic cooperation and trade between the two countries was significantly raised. In 2010, bilateral trade continued to grow. The two sides signed cooperation agreements such as the Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation between the two governments. The two sides also deepened their cooperation in such areas as infrastructure, transportation and power generation, which further enriched the practical cooperation between the two countries.
Leaders of the two countries exchanged congratulatory messages for the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties. A number of celebration activities were held, which strengthened bilateral exchanges and cooperation in military, cultural, educational and other fields and enhanced the "paukphaw" friendship between the two peoples.