Esther Htusan

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Myanmar jade rush puts promise of change in peril

Oct 25, 2015

Myanmar jade rush puts promise of change in peril

Villagers in the jungles of Myanmar's northern Kachin state stand upon staggering wealth: jade worth tens of billions of dollars. Yet they see almost none of that money, even as the precious stone is dug out from under them. They have lost land, homes and ...