Myanmar to Target Illegal Charcoal Trade with China

Myanmar has pledged to stem the massive tide of charcoal being illegally harvested, produced and exported from their forests to Chinese factories. Last week a senior official from the country’s Department of Forestry told the Myanmar Times that the charcoal trade has “exacerbated” deforestation. Certain forestry products like charcoal are not allowed to be exported from Myanmar. […]

Police Close Chinese Marriage-Fixing Agency on Myanmar-China Border

YANGON — Burmese and Chinese police cooperated last week to close down a bride matching agency of Chinese man, who illegally attempted to arrange marriages between Burmese women and Chinese men, a senior police official said. Khin Maung Hla, deputy police superintendent of the Special Anti-Human Trafficking Police Unit in Naypyidaw, said the Chinese suspect, […]