Yang Meng is a reporter at Bloomberg Businessweek’s Chinese edition, where this article was first published.
Overuse of fertilisers and pesticides is causing pollution and food safety problems. What’s more, Chinese agriculture has now become reliant on these chemicals.
In the second of two articles about Sino-Burmese business, Yang Meng travels to the resource-rich borderlands, where everyone from wealthy jade merchants to ethnic nationalists is vying for advantage.
China’s state-owned energy firms have entwined themselves in Myanmar’s internal struggles. Yang Meng finds out more on a visit to the stalled Myitsone dam.