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Chinese Telecom Fraud Suspects in Myanmar Discover Even Amid an Insurgency They Can Still Get Caught

Chinese security officials are celebrating the apprehension of ten "major suspects" accused of large-scale telecom fraud who were captured in Myanmar and forcibly repatriated this week. The group arrived in the southern Chinese city of Kunming on Tuesday aboard a jet chartered ...

Beijing Leans Into Ties With Myanmar’s Military Government as Ethnic Rebels Capture More Territory Near Chinese Border

Senior Chinese officials wrapped up a series of high-level talks with the leadership in Myanmar over the weekend amid a worsening insurgency that is now spilling over the border into China. Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Sun Weidong concluded a three-day ...

WEEK IN REVIEW: Insurgent Group in Myanmar Reportedly Seized Another Key Border Crossing With China

An insurgent group in Myanmar has reportedly seized another key border crossing with China, further eroding the ruling junta’s control of the northeastern Shan State. Beijing remains concerned about factional fighting in Myanmar spilling over the border and has even deployed PLA troops on the Chinese side. (DIPLOMAT) ...

Beijing Hosts 8th Lancang-Mekong Foreign Ministers Meeting

Beijing hosted the 8th Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Thursday, jointly led by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Myanmar’s Deputy Prime Minister U Than Swe. Wang met individually with multiple representatives on Wednesday as they arrived for ...

China-Myanmar Naval Drills Follow Beijing’s Dispatching of Troops to Restive Border Region

China and Myanmar are conducting joint naval drills as the junta government loses ground to militia groups in its northeast border region with China. The maritime exercises come days after China conducted its own land-based drills in Yunnan Province near its ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Misadventures in the Skin Trade

This week I spent a few days in Cape Town, in time for a minor, if telling, crisis in international agricultural trade. A ship crammed with 19,000 (mostly still living) cows was stuck in Cape Town harbor, en route from Brazil to the Middle East.
As South African animal welfare authorities scrambled to inspect the horrors on board, the city was enveloped in a powerful farmyard funk. The entire episode can ...

Myanmar-China Oil and Gas Pipeline Control Station Destroyed in Latest Attack Affecting Chinese Interests

Myanmar’s military government said several of the country’s armed insurgent groups destroyed a control station of the Myanmar-China oil and natural gas pipeline in a state bordering China. The attack happened in the northern Shan State, which borders China’s Yunnan Province. The ...

China-Myanmar Ties Further Strained After Truck Convoy Torched After Crossing Border Into Myanmar

Myanmar’s beleaguered military government is accusing insurgents of torching dozens of trucks carrying goods from China, as Myanmar’s factional fighting further destabilizes the two countries’ border and strains relations. The fire on Friday in the town of Muse — recorded in ...

Beijing Says Chinese Among Casualties In Myanmar Factional Fighting

Beijing confirmed there were Chinese casualties in Myanmar as fighting escalates between ethnic militias and the military-ruled government along the border with China. Foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin did not say whether the Chinese were killed or wounded, though local media in ...

Myanmar Fighting Raises Risks for China

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.

Further Crackdowns on Cross-Border Gambling and Scams in Myanmar

More than 1,200 Chinese nationals allegedly involved in illegal cross-border gambling operations were detained by Myanmar militias and handed over to Chinese authorities on Saturday, the Associated Press reported. In June, China launched an anti-fraud campaign that has so ...
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