Myan­mar-lan­guage news­pa­per dis­trib­uted free in Yun­nan

Mizzima Business Weekly - - AFFAIRS NEWS -

China has started a news­pa­per in Yun­nan Prov­ince to serve the in­ter­ests of an es­ti­mated pop­u­la­tion of 50,000 Myan­mar-lan­guage res­i­dents in the re­gion, says the state-owned Xin­hua news­pa­per.

The first is­sue was launched on De­cem­ber 3, tar­get­ing Myan­mar na­tion­als work­ing in the area.

The weekly, called Paukphaw, will be dis­trib­uted free and is owned by Tuan­jie News­pa­per of De­hong Dai and Jinpo Au­ton­o­mous Pre­fec­ture.

Paukphaw means “the friend,” but specif­i­cally de­fines a “Chi­nese friend” in the Myan­mar lan­guage.

(Xin­hua)

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