Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The United Wa State Army is an ethnic minority army of an estimated 30,000 Wa soldiers of Myanmar's Special Region No. 2 led by Bao Youxiang. There is no recognised Wa State in Myanmar, which is divided into divisions, states, and special regions. The UWSA is the military wing of the United Wa State Party (UWSP), and was formed after the collapse of the Communist Party of Burma (CPB) in 1989. The working language of UWSA is Chinese.