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Q&A: Who is Peng Jiasheng?

Yun Sun is an East Asia Fellow at the Washington D.C.-based Stimson Center, a research group in the U.S. capital. She spoke with VOA’s Bill Ide about the rebel leader who is at the heart of an armed insurgency on the Myanmar-China border. Ide: Who is Peng Jiasheng? Sun: Peng Jiasheng was the leader of the Kokang minority, the Kokang autonomous region before 2009. His family moved from Sichuan Province in China to Kokang a little bit more than 100 years ago. So, his family was...

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