Ethnic Wa performers dressed as United Wa State Army (UWSA) soldiers perform a traditional dance in Mongmao, Wa territory in northeast Myanmar. File photo: Reuters Ethnic Wa performers dressed as United Wa State Army (UWSA) soldiers perform a traditional dance in Mongmao, Wa territory in northeast Myanmar. File photo: Reuters
Ethnic Wa performers dressed as United Wa State Army (UWSA) soldiers perform a traditional dance in Mongmao, Wa territory in northeast Myanmar. File photo: Reuters

Myanmar's remote Wa State suffers as fewer Chinese come to party

From shopkeepers to moto-taxi drivers, local people claim Beijing’s tightening of visas for Chinese gamblers travelling to the Wa in recent years – part of Beijing’s anti-corruption campaign – has cast a shadow on livelihoods in the reclusive territory

Topic |   Myanmar’s changing ties with China
Ethnic Wa performers dressed as United Wa State Army (UWSA) soldiers perform a traditional dance in Mongmao, Wa territory in northeast Myanmar. File photo: Reuters Ethnic Wa performers dressed as United Wa State Army (UWSA) soldiers perform a traditional dance in Mongmao, Wa territory in northeast Myanmar. File photo: Reuters
Ethnic Wa performers dressed as United Wa State Army (UWSA) soldiers perform a traditional dance in Mongmao, Wa territory in northeast Myanmar. File photo: Reuters
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