The jade-mining center of Hpakant is in a lawless conflict zone that has resisted supervision.
A rights group says authorities should treat all illegal land grabbers equally before the law.
After the start of the school year was postponed three times to June 1, schools are closing only one month later.
Overtime will not be paid because of shortfalls in tax revenue amid business shutdowns due to coronavirus fears, officials say.
Ethnic Mongolians are up in arms over plans to teach some classes in Mongolian-medium schools in Chinese.
An expert says the White House should publicly define the nature of abuses in the region.
The Hong Kong Journalists' Association (HKJA) says media organizations can be required to hand over confidential material if the police think it relevant to an offense under the vaguely worded law.
The military maneuvers point to rising tensions, as the U.S. pushes back against an increasingly assertive China that has been ratcheting up pressure on other claimant nations.
Any visit to Taiwan would be the Dalai Lama's first since 2009, and would be certain to anger Beijing.
He faces a maximum penalty of three years in prison under the Myanmar Police Force Maintenance of Discipline Law.