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Interview with William Osmont of Farmerleaf, Part Two

5 minutes agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

This is the second half of an interview article with William Osmont of Farmerleaf, with more on Yunnan and pu’er related tea production. Read part one here. What tea aspects indicate that a pu’er will age well, or what types of teasShow More Summary

Interview with William Osmont of Farmerleaf, Part One

6 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Related to writing a tea blog and helping run a Facebook tea group I talk to lots of interesting people about the subject, recently William Osmont of Farmerleaf.  I’ve reviewed some very nice teas from them, different Yunnan Dian Hong...Show More Summary

Thousands of fishermen create chaos on Nanlei River in China; video

Thousands of fishermen lined the banks of the Nanlei River in the Yunnan Province of China on Wednesday, waiting for the official start of a fishing festival that helps celebrate the traditional Dai New Year. Precisely at noon, the fishermen...Show More Summary

Architecture exhibitions in Berlin: ‘Mind Landscapes’ on architect Zhu Pei to open at the Aedes Architectural Forum

last monthLifestyle / Luxury : Luxuo

Ink drawings, models and films uncover the melding of traditional modes of expression and local narratives with contemporary art, in buildings such as Yang Liping Performance Arts Centre in Yunnan

FADER Mix: Helen Feng

The Beijing artist takes us on a whistle-stop tour of China’s underground electronic scene, from Guizhou to Yunnan.

China jails ex-official linked to high-profile case featured on TV

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese court on Friday jailed a former top city official in the southwest province of Yunnan, who bribed a couple featured on TV in one of China's most high-profile corruption cases, state media said.

Wild Elephant Strolls Along Chinese Tollway

Associated Press provides a video report of wild elephants strolling along a tollway in China’s Yunnan Province over the weekend. “After being informed of the situation, police took traffic control measures and asked onlookers to leave the road or stay in their cars.” The post Wild Elephant Strolls Along Chinese Tollway appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Scientists discover giant new otter from the latest Miocene Shuitangba site in China's Yunnan Province

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

Dr. Xiaoming Wang, Curator and Head of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and Dr. Denise Su, Curator and Head of Paleobotany and Paleoecology at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History published a paper in The Journal of Systematic Paleontology on the discovery of one of the largest otter species ever found. Show More Summary

Wolf-sized otters used to roam ancient wetlands of Yunnan province 6 million years ago

3 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

6.2 million years ago, otters the size of wolves used to roam the swampy shallows of what is now China's Yunnan province [ more › ]

Wolf-Sized Otters Once Prowled Prehistoric Swamps

3 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Researchers were digging through an ancient lake bed in China’s Yunnan Province when they found a sizable fossilized skull that resembled that of a modern otter’s.

Danger Looms In China’s Ancient Forests

3 months agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

This is the first in a series by Curtis Frierson of oldgrowthtea.com on environmental issues relating to the tea industry. Preserving Old Growth Forests Of China China’s Yunnan Province is home to over 3 million people and 30 endangered species. Show More Summary

Scientists Discover Prehistoric Giant Otter Species In China

3 months agoNews : The Two-Way

Six million years ago, giant otters weighing more than 100 pounds lived among birds and water lilies in the wooded wetlands of China's Yunnan province. The discovery sheds light on how otters evolved.

Scientists discover 6-million-year-old giant otter fossil in China's Yunnan Province

(Taylor & Francis Group) A paper in Journal of Systematic Paleontology, published by Taylor & Francis, reveals the discovery of one of the largest otter species ever found.

Scientists discover large extinct otter

(Cleveland Museum of Natural History) Scientists discover large extinct otter, Siamogale melilutra, from the Miocene Shuitangba site in northeastern Yunnan Province in China. New prehistoric otter was the size of a modern wolf and is one of the largest otter species known to science.

Thierry Bornier’s Breathtaking Photos of China Will Stun You into Silence

Former fashion CEO Thierry Bornier quit his job and moved to Yunnan, China. The rest is magic.

World’s highest bridge opens in China

Beipanjiang Bridge connects the provinces of Guizhou and Yunnan A handful of awesome, terrifying bridges have come out of China this year. Remember this fire-engine-red wavy footbridge in Changsha? And who could forget this glass-and-steel...Show More Summary

China completes high-speed rail links from southwest Yunnan

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has completed two new high-speed rail links connecting Kunming, the capital of southwestern Yunnan province, with Shanghai and Guangzhou on the eastern coast, according to a transport ministry notice.

Sankt Nikolaus - Saint Nicolas - Santa Claus

Red tea from Yunnan 2012 Santa Claus is like tea: a previously local tradition that has morphed into a worldwide phenomenon! Sankt Nikolaus used to be a bearded priest who rewarded good kids and punished the naughty ones in Germany and in the East of France. Show More Summary

Almost a quarter of China's new HIV/AIDS cases come from Yunnan province, near the Golden Triangle

5 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Yunnan has more than a quarter of all HIV cases in China and the problem runs much deeper than an ignorance of condoms [ more › ]

Photographer climbs the world’s tallest bridge to propose to his future wife

Photographer Keow Wee Long has been travelling for a month to find the perfect location for his very special proposal. Ultimately he found the Duge Bridge, standing 564 metres above the Beipan River. Bridging the borders of Yunnan and Guizhou, it is not yet open to the public. Show More Summary

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