YANGON/ WASHINGTON, Nov 29- From a remote corner of northeastern Myanmar, an insurgent army sells tin ore to suppliers of some of the world's largest consumer companies. More than 500 companies, including leading brands such as smartphone maker Apple, coffee giant Starbucks and luxury jeweller Tiffany& Co, list among their suppliers Chinese-controlled firms...
YANGON, Nov 29- More than 500 companies list among their suppliers Chinese-controlled firms that indirectly buy tin ore from a mine operated by an ethnic armed group in Myanmar, a Reuters examination of the supply chain found. The Man Maw mine is controlled by the United Wa State Army, which the United States placed under sanctions for alleged narcotics...
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