Rice exports to China via Mandalay cease after frozen bank accounts

Since the bank accounts of some Myanmar rice merchants in China were frozen, monetary flow has become stagnant, and rice exported from Mandalay to China has stopped, according to local merchants. Chinese authorities froze the bank accounts of Myanmar businesspeople in China yesterday, striking a heavy blow to Myanmar’s commodity flow to China. “China has […]

In Hkamti, the slow death of a river

Upper Myanmar’s Chindwin River, a tributary to the great Ayeyarwady, is choking to death – on gold. As it flows through Sagaing Region’s Hkamti township, rich in natural treasures, it is fouled with red sludge and spoil, the ruins of former and active mines and diggings. The villages of Hman Bin, Phaung Sai, Kaung Hmu, […]