Kachin people protest against the Irrawaddy Myitsone Dam project in Waingmaw, Kachin State, Myanmar. Photo: EPAKachin people protest against the Irrawaddy Myitsone Dam project in Waingmaw, Kachin State, Myanmar. Photo: EPA
Kachin people protest against the Irrawaddy Myitsone Dam project in Waingmaw, Kachin State, Myanmar. Photo: EPA

Chinese money, US human rights: in Myanmar’s Kachin State, a delicate balance

  • Far from the front lines of the US-China trade war, the resource-rich Kachin is the scene of a familiar struggle for influence between the two superpowers
  • China has invested heavily, but for some locals development has come at a cost
Topic |   US-China trade war
Kachin people protest against the Irrawaddy Myitsone Dam project in Waingmaw, Kachin State, Myanmar. Photo: EPAKachin people protest against the Irrawaddy Myitsone Dam project in Waingmaw, Kachin State, Myanmar. Photo: EPA
Kachin people protest against the Irrawaddy Myitsone Dam project in Waingmaw, Kachin State, Myanmar. Photo: EPA
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