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State of Emergency Complicates the Peace Process in Myanmar

President Thein Sein, who is a former military leader himself, declared a three-month state of emergency in the Kokang self-administered zone in the northern part of Shan state, which shares border with China's Yunnan province. The emergency...Show More Summary

China grapples with refugee influx from Myanmar

Adrian Brown reports on the hurdles covering China’s handling of refugees in a remote corner of Yunnan Province.

Watch: Super-toddler walks away unharmed after falling on car from third floor

2 weeks agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A three-year-old boy in Kunming, Yunnan province miraculously walked away with only some bruises after falling from the third floor of a building and hitting a car. [ more › ]

Sisters in tea: Siliguri and Lincang

3 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

There is no doubt of the fact that Yunnan is the natural apogee of tea in the whole world given the location of world’s oldest tea tree in Fengqing, and tea trade routes going back several millennia. Continue reading ? The post Sisters in tea: Siliguri and Lincang appeared first on T Ching.

GE Signs Its Largest Wind Turbine Deal in China

China's Huaneng Renewables will install 151-megawatts worth of GE's Brilliant 2.7-120 wind turbines at a site in southwestern Yunnan province. The contract marks the largest of its kind for GE in China to date and will help China realize its renewable energy and greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals.

The Smoke Culture of China's Yunnan Region

The province of Yunnan, stretching over 394,000 square kilometers in the far southwest of the Republic of China, is rich in color, tradition and history. More than 30% of its population of 45 million is made up of over 25 ethnic minorities like the Yi, Bai, Hani, Zhuang, Miao, Mozuo and Dai people. Show More Summary

Evidence of Tectonic Uplift From Siderian/Rhyacian PaleoProterozoic China

Palaeopedogenesis of red palaeosols in Yunnan Plateau, southwestern China: Pedogenical, geochemical and mineralogical evidences and palaeoenvironmental implicationAuthors:Lu et alAbstract:Red palaeosol, as an important archive of ancient pedoenvironments, effectively reflects the palaeoenvironmental change and tectonic uplift history of the plateau. Show More Summary

Not again: 2 arrested in Kunming for opening plane's emergency exits before takeoff

2 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Authorities at an airport in Kunming, Yunnan province arrested two passengers on Saturday for opening three of the plane's emergency exits before their flight to Beijing was about to takeoff. [ more › ]

CUTE ALERT: Baby monkey refuses to leave feeder, hugs his leg tightly

2 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Two baby monkeys were recently released into the wild in Yunnan, but one of them refused to leave. [ more › ]

Yunnan, China's Vanishing Paddy Fields

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Photographer Samuel Peck recently visited Yunnan, China to capture images of its paddy fields. The region's vast swaths of flooded, arable land are among the largest and most scenic on Earth. When he arrived, however, Peck learned of their rapid disappearance – a vanishing act spurred by aggressive urbanization and a burgeoning tourism industry. Read more...

K2K:Kolkata to Kunming

2 months agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

On 25th November 2014, I attended the 10th edition of K2K Forum - Kolkata to Kunming - took place in Kunming, in the Yunnan province of China. The twin sister cities host the forum alternately, and this was the fourth time for me since 2010. Continue reading ? The post K2K:Kolkata to Kunming appeared first on T Ching.

Cupping Therapy Is So Popular In China That People Just Do It In The Street

Chinese cupping therapy is taking the streets of Yunnan Province by storm. The therapy is believed to mobilize blood flow around the body and is thought to be effective in curing a variety of illnesses including general aches and pains. Produced by Devan Joseph. Video courtesy of Associated Press. Follow BI Video: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

China's Plans for Yunnan Province

EVERY day hundreds of trucks rumble across the border between China and Laos, carrying wood, textiles and agricultural goods to China, and home appliances, small machinery and building materials back. The Laotian frontier town of Boten...Show More Summary

Evidence of a Subtropical Paleoclimate From Pliocene Neogene Yunnan

A new species of Castanopsis (Fagaceae) from the upper Pliocene of West Yunnan, China and its biogeographical implicationsAuthors: Wu et alAbstract:Two fossil leaves identified as Castanopsis presclerophylla n. sp. collected from a diatomite...Show More Summary

Extra, extra! Adorable newborn tigers cuddle at Yunnan Safari Park

3 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

There are few things in life more adorable than a baby tiger. Unless it's two baby tigers, cuddling as though it is the last embrace they may ever experience in their lives. [ more › ]

Picture China: Tiger Cub, Outdoor Lunch, Li Keqiang’s Jersey

The day's China news in pictures: a tiger cub is held at a wildlife park in Yunnan, students have lunch outdoors in Guizhou, The premier of Bavaria gives a soccer jersey to Li Keqiang and more.

CUTE ALERT: Yunnan park workers test adorable wild animals

3 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Over the weekend, workers at a national park in Yunnan checked up on some 57 types of local protected animals living inside the park, gathering research about the incredibly cute critters like a body-conscious slow loris. [ more › ]

Look: Sassy panda refuses medical examination, sticks tongue out

4 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Sassiest panda ever, Sijia, of the Yunnan Wild Animal Park in Kunming, strutted around all cute-like after declining to participate in a medical-check up and breaking the scale. She was even caught sticking her tongue out at the veterinarians. SO SASSY! [ more › ]

New Cookbook Brings Yunnan’s Varied Cuisine to the Table

The customs and traditions of some of China’s minorities based in southwest Yunnan are under threat, as modernization and tourism creep in. A new cookbook spotlighting cuisine from this diverse southwestern province aims to help preserve their culinary traditions.

New Cookbook Aims to Brings Yunnan’s Varied Cuisine to the Table

The customs and traditions of some of China’s minorities based in southwest Yunnan are under threat, as modernization and tourism creep in. A new cookbook spotlighting cuisine from this diverse southwestern province aims to help preserve their culinary traditions.

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