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Myanmar the new front as U.S.-China tensions simmer on land

Struggle for primacy in Asia carries shades of Cold War

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Ta'ang National Liberation army officers, pictured in Mar Wong in January 2015: fighting in northern Shan State over who controls lucrative narcotics trade routes close to the Chinese border has intensified.   © AP

Michael Vatikiotis is senior adviser at the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue and author of "Lives Between The Lines: A Journey in Search of the Lost Levant."

As tensions between China and the United States keep rising, 2022 could see a new front open along China's 2,000-kilometer border with Myanmar.

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