Protestors say an upgrade in status would help administrators alleviate the area’s dire transport difficulties.
Similar to the establishment of the EU, the AEC also seeks to create free mobility of goods, services, investment, capital and skilled labour.
State media said government schools and banks in Muse reopened on Monday as fighting simmered down in the area.
Beijing aims to capitalise on the Trump-induced coma of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Speaking in Washington, the Burmese leader urged businesses to invest in the Southeast Asian country as a way to advance its democratic transition.
India is looking to import pulses from Burma and African nations to counter a domestic shortfall of 7.6 million tonnes.