United Wa State Party

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United Wa State Party (UWSP) is the political wing of United Wa State Army (UWSA). It was founded in 1989 with members of Wa National Council (WNC), non-communist Wa group, and former members of Burma Communist Party (CPB).[1]

The first chairman of UWSP is Zhao Ni-Lai. He was a former Wa guerrilla leader of Saohi-Saopha who joined the CPB in 1969. He was elected as alternate member of CPB central committee in 1985. When UWSP was founded in 1989, he became the chairman. In 1995, Zhao Ni-Lai suffered a stroke and Bao Youxiang became the new chairman. Zhao Ni-Lai remains as Secretary General of party. In 2005, Bao Youxiang health was deteriorated and Bao Youyi, elder brother of Bao Youxiang, took over the day to day activities of UWSP/UWSA.[2][3] Wei Xuegang was appointed as Central Committee Member in 1996.[4] He is wanted for narcotic trafficking by United State.[5]

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