Stimson in the News

Yun Sun quoted in Radio Free Asia on China’s border area with Myanmar

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Hundreds of ethnic Kokang refugees fled mountain villages close to the Chinese border in northern Myanmar on Thursday after a night of heavy shelling between government forces and rebel troops, local residents said.

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Yun Sun, East Asia Program fellow at the Washington-based Stimson Center, said the Kokang conflict is a major headache for Beijing, whose involvement dates back to the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) under Chairman Mao Zedong.

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