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Laiza, Kachin state, Burma, 2011....Laiza, the headquarters of the KIA (Kachin Independence Army) situated on the Burmese side of the Chinese border has been an important trading city between the KIO (Kachin National Organization) and Chinese and Burmese businesses. ..Now as a seventeen-year cease fire between the KNA and the Burmese military is unraveling fighting between the two groups is expected to halt business operations and force thousands of Kachin civilians to seek refuge in China...
Laiza, Kachin state, Burma, 2011....Laiza, the headquarters of the KIA (Kachin Independence Army) situated on the Burmese side of the Chinese border has been an important trading city between the KIO (Kachin National Organization) and Chinese and Burmese businesses. ..Now as a seventeen-year cease fire between the KNA and the Burmese military is unraveling fighting between the two groups is expected to halt business operations and force thousands of Kachin civilians to seek refuge in China...
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Keywords:
  • KIO
  • KIA
  • SPDC
  • Kachin
  • Myanmar
  • Burma
  • Laiza
  • opium
  • China
  • ethnic
  • cease fire
  • war
  • rebels
  • drugs
  • jade