A jade mine slag heap collapsed in northern Burma on Friday, killing at least 14 people, rescue officials said, the latest in a series of disasters to hit the largely unregulated gems industry.
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Rising prices for precious Burmese stone largely down to Chinese buyers, suggesting that the US-sanctioned industry is bouyant
Aug 6, 2008 (DVB), Burmese rights activists have called on people visiting China for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing to avoid buying any jewellery or souvenirs made of Burmese[…]
The sanctions debate remains as divisive as ever, but there appears to be consensus in both camps that a review at the least is needed