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Soaring Rice Prices Affect Remote Township In Putao

Soaring Rice Prices Affect Remote Township In Putao

The cost of rice has risen dramatically for residents of a small township in Putao District in northern Kachin State. After the Chinese border was closed due to the pandemic, staple food has to be

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Rare Earth Mining Poisons Eastern Kachin State

Rare Earth Mining Poisons Eastern Kachin State

After last year's coup, Burma has become the world's largest supplier of rare earths. According to a six-month report by Global Witness, which tracked the toxic mining of the mineral needed for computers and most

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Bhamo To Loije Highway Reopens

Bhamo To Loije Highway Reopens

Travel on the Bhamo-Loije highway has resumed after heavy rains that caused flooding and landslides brought traffic to a standstill in the region in Kachin State. At the end of June, bridge No. 1/47 between

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China Locks Ruili After COVID-19 Outbreak In Fruit Market

China Locks Ruili After COVID-19 Outbreak In Fruit Market

China has closed a watermelon market in a town in Yunnan Province after a cluster of transmissions was detected. A business person told KNG on condition of anonymity that Chinese authorities have closed Wanding, also

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Mai Ja Yang Farmers Struggle Amid Border Restrictions

Mai Ja Yang Farmers Struggle Amid Border Restrictions

Kachin sugarcane farmers in Mai Ja Yang are at risk of losing profits due to lingering restrictions on exports to China. The Chinese government has opened the Loije checkpoint between the border town controlled by

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China Wants KIO To End Border Clashes During Olympics

China Wants KIO To End Border Clashes During Olympics

After China asked ethnic armed groups along the Burmese border to stop fighting during the 2022 Winter Olympics and Lunar New Year in February and the 2022 Winter Paralympics in March, the Kachin Independence Organisation

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Burma Merchants Lose Millions After China Prevents Muse Onion Exports

Burma Merchants Lose Millions After China Prevents Muse Onion Exports

Food wholesalers have lost millions of kyat after their trucks of organic onions were prevented from crossing the border from Burma's northern Shan State into China "Out of nearly 1,000 trucks that arrived at Muse

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Muse Residents Remove Chinese Border Fence

Muse Residents Remove Chinese Border Fence

Civilians have removed a fence erected by Chinese officials in Muse Township, claiming they built it inside of Burma and not in China. "China constructed a fence on Burmese soil, so the locals removed it,"

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Authorities Will Take Action Against Trucks With Loads Exceeding Regulations

Authorities Will Take Action Against Trucks With Loads Exceeding Regulations

An awareness campaign to educate truck drivers not to carry loads exceeding heights of 13 feet has been launched by the Kachin State government. (more…)

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Gem Prices Plummeting in Kachin State

Gem Prices Plummeting in Kachin State

Gem prices in Kachin State have been plummeting since the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease, with merchants forced to sell off their stock at half of the regular rates. Tin