Myanmar-Thailand road cuts through last wilderness

Across the open door of the immigration office, a black dog sleeps, his ears twitching. It is a slow day at the border, under the tropical afternoon sun. The incessant whine of cicadas off the bumpy red dirt road at my back, snaking through the hills from the west, will soon give way to the […]

Myanmar calls to end illegal timber trade with China

YANGON – Myanmar officials have demanded that the Chinese government stop importing thousands of tonnes of illegal timber into China. The move came after a China-Myanmar trade cooperation meeting during the 13th China-Myanmar Border Expo held in China from December 6 to 8. “There are about twenty thousands of logs in the southern part of […]