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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 weeks 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

last monthChina / 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

last monthHumor / 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

last monthFood & 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

last monthNews : 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

3 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

Review: 2015 Green Miracle by Yunnan Sourcing

3 months agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

  The 2015 Green Miracle is one the most publicized shou puerh productions by Yunnan Sourcing coming out of last year. This 250 gram cake is made from light fermentation wild arbor material harvested in Spring of 2014 from 50-70 year old trees according to the Yunnan Sourcing website. Show More Summary

After today the Department of Awesome Camouflage will never look...

After today the Department of Awesome Camouflage will never look at leaves the same way. Scientists in southwestern China’s Yunnan rainforest discovered a new species of orb-weaver spider that mimics a dried leaf attached to a tree branch. Show More Summary

Review: 2011 Yunnan Sourcing Cha Qi

4 months agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

  Recently, I’ve begun to fall in love with young sheng puerh. Brewed with less leaf and cooler water than would be used in aged sheng or shou puerh, it offers crisp, fresh flavours with an aggressive astringency that I’ve come to appreciate. Show More Summary

Solo exhibition by Chinese artist Li Gang opens at Galerie Urs Meile

4 months agoArts : Artdaily

Galerie Urs Meile announces the opening of Li Gang, the fifth solo exhibition by Chinese artist Li Gang (b. 1986 in Dali, Yunnan Province, China). The exhibition?s works are divided into two main categories: paintings and sculptures....Show More Summary

ABB Wins $40 Million South China Power Link Contract To Export Yunnan Hydro

ABB, the Swedish-Swiss multinational technology company, has been awarded the $40 million contract to help develop a transmission link in China which will facilitate the transmission of 5 GW of clean hydro between provinces. ABB Wins...Show More Summary

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