Opposition to the military’s coup has boosted ethnic armed groups, creating a new challenge to its lucrative jade and gems … More
Top brass had time to enrich themselves after ruling for nearly half a century, says French Institute of International Relations … More
Hpakant, in Myanmar’s Kachin State, is the epicentre of a multibillion-dollar jade mining industry in which thousands risk their lives … More
Si Thu Phyo was scavenging for leftover gemstones when he felt the earth shake loosearound him. The 21-year-old was hard … More
The multi-billion dollar industry fueled by China is shrouded in secrecy, continues to take lives, and displace tens of thousands … More
There are thousands more illegal workers who buy their way into the vast open-cast mines after the company diggers leave – to scour for scraps of the precious stone left behind.
HPAKANT, Myanmar: Dozens of jade miners were buried Friday in a mass grave after a landslide in northern Myanmar killed … More
At least 126 bodies have been found after a landslide at a jade mining site in northern Myanmar, officials say. … More