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Myanmar Fighting Raises Risks for China

A missile being fired near Myanmar's border with China. Image: AFP / STR

Clashes along China’s 2,000km border with Myanmar are raising concerns about trade disruptions and a possible refugee problem in China. Since Friday, fighting between the military junta and local militias has erupted in Shan State and Kachin State, which share borders with China’s Yunnan Province.

Rebels from the Kachin Independence Army, the Ta’ang National Liberation Army, the Arakan Army, and the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army have reportedly seized military posts previously controlled by the junta and key roads leading to China.

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