The annual gems emporium in Naypyidaw has ended on a low, with jade sales down 63 percent, a decrease blamed on ongoing armed conflict in Kachin State.
Join the Roadshow team as they meet the people of Hpakant, who exist in a dark world fuelled as much by drug addiction, as the hope of striking it rich.
Chinese rounded up and arrested for an assualt on a Burmese gem merchant after a row breaks out in Mandalay
Rising prices for precious Burmese stone largely down to Chinese buyers, suggesting that the US-sanctioned industry is bouyant
July 15, 2009 (DVB), Various United Nations agencies have been providing aid to victims of the landslide last week in northern Burma's Kachin state that they say has left 24[…]
July 8, 2009 (DVB), Around 30 people living on a mine dump in northern Burma have been killed by a landslide caused by torrential rain which swept their houses away,[…]
Jan 9, 2009 (DVB), At least two people were killed and eight injured in an explosion in the Pha-Kant jade mine Kachin state on 31 December, according to local residents.[…]
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[…]
Aug 5, 2008 (DVB), At least 15 people were killed in a landslide caused by heavy rain in the popular gold and jade mining area of Pha-Kant in Kachin state[…]