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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

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Tatmadaw Block Kachin IDPs From Returning Home

Tatmadaw Block Kachin IDPs From Returning Home

Civilians displaced by the conflict in Burma's Kachin State, who are eager to go home, are being blocked by the Burma Army despite receiving the green light from the government to return to their village.

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Govt’s Kachin IDP Resettlement Program to Tentatively Start in September

Govt’s Kachin IDP Resettlement Program to Tentatively Start in September

A resettlement program for Kachin internally displaced persons (IDPs) is likely to start in September, according to representatives of the Kachin State government. The Chinese government gave the program 4 million yuan (more than US$577,000)

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China Gives Burmese Govt More Than $500,000 for Kachin IDP Resettlement

China Gives Burmese Govt More Than $500,000 for Kachin IDP Resettlement

China’s ambassador to Burma gave the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement 4 million yuan (US$574,209) last week to be used toward the resettlement of Kachin internally displaced persons (IDPs). The transfer from Ambassador