'Land of Jade', a film about the jade mines of Hpakant in Kachin State, by Wai Yan & Minzayar (2015)

'Blood and Gold: Inside Burma's Hidden War', a film by Al Jazeera in the 'People & Power' series about Kachin State and Myitsone (2012)

'Guns, Briefcases and Inequality: The Neglected War in Kachin State', a film by Daniel Quinlan (2013)

'The Kachin's Last Stand', a film by Mizzima (2010)

'Myanmar: the long road to reform', a film by the International Bar Association (2015)​​


​​​'Environmental Impact Assessment on Hydropower Development of the Ayeyawady River Basin Above Myitkyina, Kachin State, Myanmar', the official report by BANCA, commissioned by China Power Investment Corp (CPI) and related companies

'Social Responsibility Report 2010-2012',  the first social responsibility report released by the Upstream Ayeyawady Confluence Basin Hydropower Co Ltd, a subsidiary of CPI 

'A Better Tomorrow of the Ayeyawady River', a report on hydropower development in Kachin by the Upstream Ayeyawady Confluence Basin Hydropower Co Ltd​

'Independent Expert Review of the Myitsone Dam EIA', an independent review of the Myitsone Dam EIA, commissioned by International Rivers

Background on the Asia World Company, the local partner in the Myitsone Dam Project

​'Organised Chaos: The illicit overland timber trade between Myanmar and China', a new report (September 2015) from the Environmental Investigation Agency, which documents how timber stolen from Myanmar’s frontier forests has been flowing unhindered into China for decades; another example of the struggle for resources in Kachin State

​'Jade, Myanmar's "Big State Secret"', a new report (October 2015) from Global Witness which documents the estimated US ~$31b jade trade from northern Myanmar to China; yet another example of the struggle for resources in Kachin State


​​​​Democratic Voice of Burma, a news organisation

Mizzima, a news organisation

The Irrawaddy, a news organisation

Free Burma Rangers, a humanitarian organisation active in Kachin State and other areas of Myanmar

International Rivers, an organisation committed to protecting rivers, and which has also campaigned against the Myitsone Dam ​​​​​



Books by Bertil Lintner, especially 'Land of Jade' (1995), 'The Kachin: Lords of Burma's Northern Frontier' (1997), and 'Great Game East: India, China, and the Struggle for Asia’s Most Volatile Frontier' (2015)

'Being and Becoming Kachin', by Mandy Sadan (2013)​

Articles by Nicholas Farrelly, such as 'Don't Overlook Myanmar's Urban-Rural Divide' (2015), and 'Burma's Next Big Challenge' (2012)

A not-for-profit documentary film - 2015, 60 mins


The Struggle for Resources in Kachin State, Myanmar