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Burma-China Border Remains Open Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Burma-China Border Remains Open Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

While checkpoints along the Thai-Burma border closed this week, traffic continues as usual along Burma’s border with China, local sources have said. Kachin State has three border crossings with China: Kambaiti, Loije, and Pangwah. “There…

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Thermal Scanners Installed On Sino-Burmese Border

Thermal Scanners Installed On Sino-Burmese Border

With many migrant workers returning to Myanmar from China because of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) thermal scanners have been installed at border gates to check if any of the returnees have been infected with the…

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Coronavirus Check Established at Kachin State Border Gates With China

Coronavirus Check Established at Kachin State Border Gates With China

The public health department in Kachin State set up medical checks at the Kambaiti and Loije border gates to China on Monday in response to the spread of coronavirus throughout the region. There have been…

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Kachin Orgs Demand Chinese President Abandon Myitsone Dam Project

Kachin Orgs Demand Chinese President Abandon Myitsone Dam Project

More than 50 Kachin organizations have called on Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is currently visiting Burma, to permanently cancel the China-backed Myitsone Dam on the confluence of the Irrawaddy River in Kachin State. President…

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Burma Army Attacks Kokang Base on Day of Chinese President’s Visit

Burma Army Attacks Kokang Base on Day of Chinese President’s Visit

On the day of the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Burma, the Burmese military launched an attack on an ethnic Kokang army base on the Burma-China border, killing one soldier, according to local…

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China Pressures EAOs to Withdraw Statement Supporting ICJ Case Against Burma

China Pressures EAOs to Withdraw Statement Supporting ICJ Case Against Burma

The Chinese government is reportedly pressuring three members of the Northern Alliance of ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) to withdraw their endorsement of Gambia’s case against Burma at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Chinese officials…

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China-Backed Banana Plantations Linked to Undocumented Labor, Kachin State Govt Says

China-Backed Banana Plantations Linked to Undocumented Labor, Kachin State Govt Says

Kachin State authorities say they are having difficulty keeping track of migrant workers coming from China to work in agribusiness initiatives such as tissue culture banana plantations. The state’s immigration minister, Zaw Win, said that…

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KSPP Calls on US to Strengthen Presence in Kachin State

KSPP Calls on US to Strengthen Presence in Kachin State

A Kachin political party representative has asked that the US open an official liaison office in Kachin State since China has done the same. The proposal by the Kachin State People’s Party (KSPP) was directed…

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Chinese Border Security Officials Meet KIO in Laiza

Chinese Border Security Officials Meet KIO in Laiza

Top officials from the TNLA were also present at the meeting, according to sources. Chinese border trade and security officials from Yunnan Province met with Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) officials in Laiza, the headquarters of…