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2016/10/25 | David Dapice
How to Unify a Jaded Polity in Myanmar
Jade sales are now in billions of dollars each year. Neither the Kachin army nor the Myanmar military want to surrender access to the riches.
Myanmar Jade Mine Landslide Arouses Attention to China's Strong Demand for Jade
Last month, a landslide in the same mountainous area in Kachin State killed 114 people. The landslide occurred in Hpakant, an area where lies the source of virtually all of the world's finest jadeite, a near-translucent green stone that is enormously prized in neighboring China and attracts the poor-stricken workers to risk their lives mining over the place.