United Wa State Party
|United Wa State Party|
|ဝပြည် သွေးစည်း ညီညွတ်ရေး ပါတီ|
|Split from||Burma Communist Party|
|Headquarters||Pangkham, Wa State|
|Armed wing||United Wa State Army|
|Colors||Red, Green and Blue|
|Gawng Hak tiex Vax|
The United Wa State Party (Burmese: ဝပြည် သွေးစည်း ညီညွတ်ရေး ပါတီ; abbreviated 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).
The first chairman of UWSP is Zhao Ni-Lai. He was a former military leader of the Sao Hin Saopha who joined the Communist Party of Burma (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 deteriorated and Bao Youyi, elder brother of Bao Youxiang, took over the day to day activities of UWSP/UWSA. Wei Xuegang was appointed as Central Committee Member in 1996. He is wanted for narcotic trafficking by the authorities in the United States.