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MOMEIN

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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 683 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MOMEIN, the Burmese name of the Chinese city Teng-yuehchow, in the S.W. of the province of Yunnan, China. It was opened to foreign trade by the Burmese Convention of 1897, but so far no advantage has been taken of the permission. It lies close to the Burmese frontier and on the old trade route from Bhamo to Yunnan, but its importance as an outpost of the British Empire is political rather than commercial. The distance from Teng-yueh to Bhamo by the usual trade route is 16o m., and is generally traversed by pack-animals in seven MOMMSEN 683 or eight days. In a straight line the two towns are only 8o m. apart. Near Momein and within its jurisdiction is the frontier town of Manwyne, where A. R. Margary was assassinated in January 1875.
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