United Wa State Party

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United Wa State Party
ဝပြည် သွေးစည်း ညီညွတ်ရေး ပါတီ
Chairman Zhao Ni-Lai
Founded 1989 (1989)
Split from Burma Communist Party
Headquarters Pangkham, Wa State
Armed wing United Wa State Army
Ideology Wa ethnicity
Colors Red, Green and Blue
Party flag
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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).[1]


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.[2] Wei Xuegang was appointed as Central Committee Member in 1996.[3] He is wanted for narcotic trafficking by the authorities in the United States.[4]

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