A model displays a jadeite bangle during a media preview of Sotheby’s spring auctions in March 2021. The bangle was auctioned off for just over HK$30 million (US$3.8 million).
A model displays a jadeite bangle during a media preview of Sotheby’s spring auctions in March 2021. The bangle was auctioned off for just over HK$30 million (US$3.8 million).
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How Chinese demand for Myanmar’s jade fuels a deadly, corrupt industry; ‘We need more consumer consciousness,’ one expert says

  • Up to 90 per cent of jade mined in Myanmar is believed to make its way to China, according to one campaign group, where fine pieces can fetch a high price
  • As well as common lethal landslides at mining sites, mining communities have huge drug-addiction problems as miners take yaba and heroin to get through the day

Topic |   Jewelry
A model displays a jadeite bangle during a media preview of Sotheby’s spring auctions in March 2021. The bangle was auctioned off for just over HK$30 million (US$3.8 million).
A model displays a jadeite bangle during a media preview of Sotheby’s spring auctions in March 2021. The bangle was auctioned off for just over HK$30 million (US$3.8 million).
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