A miner searches for jade stones at Hpakant jade mine in Kachin state, Myanmar. Photo: Reuters A miner searches for jade stones at Hpakant jade mine in Kachin state, Myanmar. Photo: Reuters
A miner searches for jade stones at Hpakant jade mine in Kachin state, Myanmar. Photo: Reuters

Myanmar's jade trade turns frantic as Chinese mining firms destroy environment to take stones while military government remains

In its election manifesto, the NLD led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi pledged closer scrutiny when it replaces the current government early next year.

Topic |   Myanmar’s changing ties with China
A miner searches for jade stones at Hpakant jade mine in Kachin state, Myanmar. Photo: Reuters A miner searches for jade stones at Hpakant jade mine in Kachin state, Myanmar. Photo: Reuters
A miner searches for jade stones at Hpakant jade mine in Kachin state, Myanmar. Photo: Reuters
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