These are the hazards when one goes hunting for lucre in a conflict zone. The traders have gone their willingly and knowing of the dangers. While it is true that the Chinese Govt should extricate them, but then what can the Chinese Govt do when the Mayanmar Govt and the KIA are contesting the area and that area is actually under none's full control? The same thing happens when Indians are trapped in conflict zones as in Iraq. Whatever, it is a most unfortunate situation and the solutions are very difficult to achieve.