Hundreds of people took to the streets of Kunming, Yunnan province, on Thursday to protest plans to build a paraxylene (PX) producing petrochemical plant in the city. Read our live coverage of the protests here. [ more › ]
People in Yunnan province rally against chemical plant, but government says it will bring economic growth.
In recent years, more and more non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have discovered that climate change is severely influencing poverty-stricken regions of the world, many of which have made an effort to develop solutions in response to these negative impacts. Show More Summary
Hundreds took to the streets in Kunming, Yunnan to protest plans of a chemical plant, the BBC reports.The peaceful protest was against China National Petroleum Corporation's plan to construct a plant that would produce 500,000 tons of the chemical paraxylene annually. [ more › ]
One student was killed and 28 injured by a falling tree during an outdoor speech contest at a middle school in Yunnan's Pu'er city, the Shanghai Daily reports. The fallen branch was around 30 centimetres in diameter and more than 10 metres long. Ants nests in the roots of the tree are a possible cause of the tragedy. [ more › ]
May 4th is the anniversary of the May 4t Movement.On this day in several regions in China, local peopleheld protests against local polluting projects.In Kunming, Yunnan province, thousands of citizenstook to the streets, opposing a local...Show More Summary
On April 6, 39 drug addicts conducted a dramatic mass 'prison break' from a detention and treatment centre in Zhenxiong country, Yunnan province, local officials confirmed this week. [ more › ]
Nine people have sustained injuries in southwest China's Yunnan province after a 5.0 magnitude earthquake hit the Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture on Wednesday morning. While no injuries appear to be critical at this time, 11,300 have been displaced, and thousands more face the damage left behind. [ more › ]
Magnitude5.1Date-TimeWednesday, April 17, 2013 at 01:46:02 UTCWednesday, April 17, 2013 at 09:46:02 AM at epicenterTime of Earthquake in other Time ZonesLocation26.004°N, 99.830°EDepth55 km (34.2 miles)RegionYUNNAN, CHINADistances19 km (11 miles) SW of Yuhu, China
A new Anantara opened in March in Xishuangbanna, China, tucked away in the lush forests of the Yunnan Province, with 80 rooms and 23 pool villas. The resort seeks to meld Chinese, Thai, and Burmese, cultures in its design, culinary offerings, and spa. Show More Summary
Yunnan province is a microcosm of the intertwined natural resource challenges facing China. Dams, development, deforestation, drought, and climate change threaten China’s most biodiverse province – all while it increases its exports of agricultural products and electricity to China’s coastal provinces. Show More Summary
Chinese archaeologists have found the fossilised eggs shells and bones of around 20 unhatched dinosaurs in Yunnan province, near the capital of Kunming. [ more › ]
A 190-million-year-old dinosaur bonebed near the city of Lufeng, in Yunnan, China has revealed for the first time how dinosaur embryos grew and developed in their eggs.
Authorities have cancelled the Yunnan Multi-Cultural Festival, an independent documentary film festival that has been held every year since 2003, according to the China Media Project. [ more › ]
The Yunnan Multi-Cultural Festival, one of the most important platforms for independent documentary film in China, has been cancelled by authorities without offering an explanation. Cui Weiping, social critic and professor at the Beijing Film Academy, expressed her disappointment on Sina Weibo. She thinks cancellation of this sort of film forum...
These are some of the children who live and study at the Longkou Primary School in Yunnan Province. While their living condition seems humble, they likely would not have any safe place to sleep it weren’t for the provisions of the school and the support from the NGO Rainbow Village. Read more here. © emilycheng [...]
Today's tea is Upton's "Season's Pick" Yunnan ZY07 Black Snail. When I opened the packet, I was greeted with a winey, moist earth aroma, with an understory of tangy floral. Already I am intrigued. The little tightly rolled almost balls of greenish black tea resemble the "snail" Oolongs, but are not as carefully and tightly rolled. Show More Summary
Sometime in 2010, a senior official in the Chinese Communist Party named Zhao Xiyong arrived in Yunnan, a mountainous province that is one of the poorest in China. Zhao had a jet-black hair, a fancy title (head of the Beijing-based State Council Research Office), a big appetite and lots of empty nostrums about good governance. Show More Summary
BEIJING – When Coca-Cola began using high-tech systems to help its logistics in Yunnan Province, China, little did it know it would run afoul of that country’s strict “illegal mapping” laws. Coke? Spying on the Chinese? Not so fast, say Chinese officials, …
A new beautifully colored long-horned beetle species, Schwarzerium yunnanum, has been discovered in the Yunnan province, China. Additionally, seven already known representatives of the Cerambycidae family have been reported for the first time from the region.