Military says it killed nine AA while sustaining only minor injuries, but AA says it killed 3 dozen with only two casualties.
They are accused of raising funds to support the ethnic Arakan Army in its fight against Myanmar government forces.
General Aung San, father of Aung San Suu Kyi, is not widely celebrated by minorities.
Officials say a power-short part of Shan state gets more electricity thanks to the mine.
Locals suspect they were planning to extort money from fellow Chinese in the Myanmar-China border area.
Firefighters suspected of being government soldiers are kidnapped, while police assigned to Rakhine are resigning.
The soldier said he was sick of seeing Rakhine civilians abused, but the army dismisses his claims as propaganda.
Others who live in displacement camps inside Rakhine state say conditions have not improved.
Once bustling wholesale center now empty, as Chinese restrictions have killed demand for agricultural products.
The Kunming-Mandalay high-speed railway is part of China’s showcase Belt and Road Initiative.
Rakhine state reports civilian deaths in the ongoing war between the Arakan Army and government military.
The raids follow earlier ones that left two traffickers dead and bagged millions of methamphetamines.
An additional eight youths detained last month were placed in juvenile detention.
The foreign ministry called China’s proposal ‘one-sided,’ but did not say why the refugees could not visit.
A rights group says rights violations by ethnic militias in northern Shan state increased in recent months.
Huawei is providing communications networks to about one-third of Myanmar’s population of more than 53 million.
Illicit maritime crossings through the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea have resumed after a two-year lapse, UNHCR says.
The mining company learned of local government decision to scrap surveys from Facebook, while villagers fear the project will go ahead anyway.