Illegal Timber Exports to Southern China Increase Due to Lull in Conflict Between Kachin Independence Army and Burmese Government

Hundreds of Chinese owned trucks laden with timber have crossed from Kachin state into China over the past few weeks. Timber being transported to China has increased during the recent lull in fighting between Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and Burma army. Hardwoods harvested from government controlled forests in the state are once again being shipped