Financial Times 1 – 0 Indian Express

In news articles today, the Financial Times correctly measured Lebanon

“these technologies could ease hardships endured by refugees in Lebanon, a country one-third the size of Belgium hosting well over 1m displaced Syrians”

while the Indian Express was way off the mark in measuring the Wa State in Myanmar…

“The United Wa State Army (UWSA) boasts some 30,000 soldiers who control a secretive, China-dominated statelet the size of Belgium in the remote hills on Myanmar’s eastern border.”

At 17,000 sq km, is only slightly more than half the size of Belgium.


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