TROPICAL GEOGRAPHY ›› 2016, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (2): 260-266.doi: 10.13284/j.cnki.rddl.002765

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Communication between the Inhabitants of Sino-Burmese Border Areas Based on the Questionnaire and Interview: A Case Study of the Section between Nanhong, Nansan Town and Jianping Villages, Yunnan

WANG Boa,LI Xuyanga,HU Zhidinga,b,XIONG Lirana,b,LI Cansonga,b,FU Leia,b   

  1. (a.School of Tourism and Geography Science;b.Geo-environment in the Southwest of China and Frontier Development Collaborative Innovation Center,Yunnan Normal University,Kunming 650500,China)
  • Online:2016-03-31 Published:2016-03-31

Abstract: In the background of the current Kokang conflict, a large number of refugees poured from Myanmar into Yunnan Province of China. Based on the questionnaire and interview, four perspectives are discussed in this paper: the foundation of the communication between the inhabitants of Sino-Burmese border areas, the form of the communication, the frequency of the communication and the impact factors of the communication. The results indicate that: 1) the long history, convenience of terrain and supportive policy promote the communication between Chinese and Burmese; 2) the form of the communication includes trade, education and marriage; 3) the frequency and intensity of the communication between China and Burma border people are high; 4)the interaction between Chinese and Burmese has been affected by the relationship between the two countries, and their trade policies and the policies of opening to the outside world.

Key words: Kokang region of northeast Myanmar, Kokang conflict, Sino-Burmese border area, inhabitants of the border areas, communication