United Wa State Army (UWSA) soldiers participate in a 2019 military parade to commemorate 30 years of a ceasefire signed with the Myanmar military. Photo: AFP United Wa State Army (UWSA) soldiers participate in a 2019 military parade to commemorate 30 years of a ceasefire signed with the Myanmar military. Photo: AFP
United Wa State Army (UWSA) soldiers participate in a 2019 military parade to commemorate 30 years of a ceasefire signed with the Myanmar military. Photo: AFP
Myanmar

Could Myanmar’s ethnic armed groups turn the tide against the junta, with a little help from Beijing?

  • Groups such as the Arakan Army are putting aside their differences to condemn the coup, pressuring the army – though others have thrown in their lot with the military
  • Some of them receive arms from China, including the United Wa State Army, which could shake things up if it joined the side of democratic resistance

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United Wa State Army (UWSA) soldiers participate in a 2019 military parade to commemorate 30 years of a ceasefire signed with the Myanmar military. Photo: AFP United Wa State Army (UWSA) soldiers participate in a 2019 military parade to commemorate 30 years of a ceasefire signed with the Myanmar military. Photo: AFP
United Wa State Army (UWSA) soldiers participate in a 2019 military parade to commemorate 30 years of a ceasefire signed with the Myanmar military. Photo: AFP
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