Gems trade

Jade exports to China generating millionaires and concerns in Myanmar

A jade seller in Mandalay, left, appraises rough stones at his home.

MOTOKAZU MATSUI, Nikkei staff writer

MANDALAY, Myanmar -- Surging exports of jade to China have produced a number of millionaires in Myanmar and provoked concerns about the neighboring country's overwhelming influence on the economy. Mandalay, the nation's jade trade center, swarms with Chinese traders looking for good offerings of...