China’s restrictions on overland trade and security concerns in Shan State have created challenges for Myanmar’s seafood industry, raising costs and threatening to make business unsustainable.
The death of a German tourist in Shan State raises important questions over the government’s approach to landmines.
The recent violence in Shan State is the consequence of flawed peace agreements and inflexible attempts at diplomacy. All sides must accept an imperfect peace in order to move forward.
Twenty thousand people are living in tented communities on the border of Myanmar. They are not the famous Rohingya refugees, but a forgotten group of ethnic Han Chinese. Rebel violence fuelled by Chinese cash has forced them from their homes.