Month: August 2019

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…

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…