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Two distant hypervelocity stars discovered by Chinese astronomers

(Phys.org)—A group of Chinese astronomers led by Yang Huang of the Yunnan University in Kunming, China, has detected two new unbound hypervelocity stars located over 70,000 light years away. The discovery, described in a paper published Aug. 29 on the arXiv pre-print server, could help scientists better understand the nature of these rare, peculiar stars.

Yunnan: a board game

4 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Yunnan: A Game for Hard-Boiled Tea Traders is a board game created by freelance designer Aaron Haag and published by Argentum Verlag in 2013. The colorful game board highlights a region named Qamdo, along with four well-known Chinese provinces: Yunnan, Sichuan, Tibet (autonomous region ), and Qinghai. Show More Summary

Saturday assorted links

1. Smart people usually look smart. 2. 1991 NYT profile of Krugman, Summers, and Sachs. 3. Is Yunnan cuisine about to sweep the U.S.? 4. There is a tendency toward excessive entry in homogeneous product markets (pdf).  And Growth Econ blog on mark-ups. Show More Summary

Bargain Basement Clear-Out Puerh at Awazon

After loading up on mainly semiaged Lincang puerh from Shuangjiang Mengku Factory purchased at Yunnan Sourcing (here, here, and here). I turned my attention to an often overlooked puerh tea vendor that I have never ordered from before, Awazon (not to be confused with Amazon). Show More Summary

Same Tea Different Years 2013 & 2014 Shuangjiang Mengku “Sprit of Tea”

I purchased a sample of these two with my tong of 2008 WildArbour King cakes and a 2008 Nan Jian 912 cake. An interesting thing to note is that when Yunnan Sourcing has a sale on a certain puerh, not only does the whole item go on sale but also the samples as well. Show More Summary

Chinese pickaxe killer gets death sentence for massacre

A Chinese man who massacred 19 people with a pickaxe including children and his parents was handed the death sentence Friday, a court in southwest Yunnan province said. Yang Qingpei murdered his parents on September 28 last year when they refused to give him money, the Qujing City Intermediate People's Court said on its official microblog account. Show More Summary

Eat: Hot-Weather Comfort Food

Cold pork noodles dressed in vinegar, from the East Village by way of Yunnan.

Chinese villager pleads guilty to killing 19 people

A man admitted killing 19 people, including his parents and three children, when he went on trial in southwest China on Wednesday, the court said. After returning to his home village in Yunnan province on September 28 last year, Yang...Show More Summary

2008 Nan Jian 912, Aging Wuliang Puerh and Breaking Into Iron Bings

I threw in a cake of this one to sample in my order of 2008Wild Arbour King cakes from Yunnan Sourcing a few months back. It was (and still is) selling for $40.00 for a 400g ($0.10/gram)cake but was included in the 12% sale at the time (by pure coincidence a 10% off sale is on now). Show More Summary

Is Dali, Yunnan the very best place in the world to visit right now?

It has just that right mix of exotic and comfort, and is mostly unfrequented by Western tourists.  You can spend a day in the center of town and not see ten of them.  Here are a few points: 1. Except for the rainy season, the weather...Show More Summary

Chinese Military Police Competition

Asian Defense News recently published a compilation of high-quality photographs lifted from various Mandarin news sources such as Ifeng and Nownews of Chinese Military Police competing in a skill of arms competition, in Yunnan Province. Show More Summary

South of the Clouds Softly Lands in Brighton

The Umai replacement is kicking off business A restaurant specializing in cuisine from China’s Yunnan province has arrived in Brighton. South of the Clouds took over the former Umai space at 412 Market St. in Brighton Center and, inShow More Summary

2006 Mengku Shuangjiang Wild Arbour King Brick

This was my first panicked purchase after realizing the puerh stash was dwindling. When the shock wore off I immediately thought to myself, “Who has the most accessible selection of semi-aged puerh out there?” Yunnan Sourcing came immediately to mind. Show More Summary

Hungry City: For This Soup, Some Assembly Is Required (and Provided)

Western Yunnan Crossing Bridge Noodle, in Sunset Park, excels at a deconstructed potage that servers combine at the table.

Marco Polo & Cryptozoology

One of the most controversial of all mystery animal-themed tales originated with the famous traveler, Marco Polo (1254-1324), who told of allegedly unknown creatures in the province of Carajan, which falls under the region of Yunnan, in southern China. Polo’s description of the beasts is both intriguing...

UN office decries reports that Chinese police seized lawyer

The U.N. human rights office is calling on China's government to "halt the harassment" of lawyers and their relatives after police in southwestern Yunnan province reportedly took into custody a … Click to Continue »

Convict breaks out of Kunming prison by stealing a truck, driving it through the gate

5 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Authorities in Yunnan province have launched a massive manhunt for the prisoner who was serving a life sentence for drug trafficking. [ more › ]

Final set in VTV9-Binhdien Cup Women’s Tournament

5 months agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Tay Ninh, Vietnam, April 29, 2017 – Former Asian Women’s Club champions Bangkok Glass from Thailand beat Yunnan U.Dianchi College from China in straight sets on Saturday to set up a final clash with VTV-Binhdien Long An on Sunday at the 11th VTV9-Binhdien Cup International Women’s Volleyball Tournament at the Tay Ninh Gymnasium.

Interview with William Osmont of Farmerleaf, Part Two

5 months 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

5 months 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

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