On Myanmar border, a city thrives

Opening-up has played a key role in the economic development of Tengchong, Yunnan province, both in the past and today, local authorities say. “It is not hard to see that all the economically active periods in Tengchong’s history were those when we had close contacts and deep exchanges with South and Southeast Asia, and the […]

ANRPC adds Myanmar as new member

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has joined the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC), the association announced 25 Sept. Myanmar produced 242,000 tonnes of natural rubber during the year ended June 2018 from 311,000 hectares of yielding rubber trees in the country. The country’s average annual yield is low at 777 kg […]

Rubber prices have yet to bounce back from two-year slump

Rubber farmers in eastern Shan State are facing an array of hardships as the value of rubber has yet to show any signs of appreciating since it began declining in 2014. “We were issued permits to plant and tap rubber trees, so we are restricted from planting alternative crops to alleviate our woes.  People are […]