Sep 8, 2022
Cold War conflict had many permutations, by proxy or otherwise, in Southeast Asia. In one little-known 1960-61 incident, the armies of the Union of Burma and the People's Republic of China cooperated to dispel Kuomintang (KMT) troops that had settled in Shan State following the conclusion of the Chinese civil war. Dr Ngeow Chow-Bing of the University of Malaya joins us today to talk about this unusual military cooperation. In doing so, he throws light on what was to become known as the notorious 'Golden Triangle' area of narcotics armies from the 1970s on.