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Myanmar: China involved in church closures

China-backed separatist authorities in the north-east of Myanmar’s Shan state are cracking down on Christians over alleged links to Western missionaries, it was reported in December.

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Ethnic Wa lady | photo: Evangelos Petratos

The United Wa State Army, which controls the Wa Special Region that borders China’s Yunnan province, issued an edict ordering an investigation into ‘missionaries’ and banning the construction of new churches.