Minzayar Oo/Panos Pictures

Ruili, Yunnan Province, China

A sign in Burmese reads: 'The highly valuable friendship and relationship (between Myanmar and China)' at the De Long International Jewellery City, the official market for jade trading in Ruili. Jade sellers in this night market are a mix of local Chinese and merchants who come from different places across Myanmar, while the buyers are mostly Chinese. According to the members of Myanmar jade traders' association in Ruili, almost all of the stones being traded in Ruili are smuggled across the border from Myanmar and most vendors don't have tax certificates for them.

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Minzayar Oo/Panos Pictures
Ruili, Yunnan Province
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