This Time, Trump’s Tariffs Will Hit US Consumers

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s trade war with China, until now mainly an abstraction for American consumers, is about to hit home. Beginning Sunday, the U.S. government will begin collecting 15% tariffs on $112 billion in Chinese imports � item…

19-Year-Old Civilian Killed in Tatmadaw, TNLA Clash in Kutkai

A 19-year-old man was killed in fighting between the Tatmadaw and the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) in the Tarmohnye area of Kutkai Township, northern Shan State this week.The clash occurred near Mongsi village at around 3:30 p.m. on August 13…

Damaged Goktwin Bridge Fixed Just Days After Clashes

Cars were allowed to cross the Goktwin Bridge, connecting Mandalay Region with Shan State, as of Tuesday, following damage to the structure in due to fighting between the Burma Army and the Northern Alliance of ethnic armed groups. Joint forces belongi…

Militia Leader, Wife Killed at Home in Northern Shan State

An unidentified armed group attacked the home of the leader of the Mong Yang People’s Militia Force (PMF) in Lashio Township on Tuesday, killing both him and his wife. According to local civil society groups, the attack on the house in Man Kawng villag…

Posted in Market August 30, 2019

Thousands of IDPs Seek Refuge in Shan State Monasteries

More than 2,000 people have sought refuge in northern Shan State monasteries because of ongoing fighting, according to local sources. Joint forces belonging to the Arakan Army, Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army and the Ta’ang National Liberatio…

Posted in Arts August 30, 2019