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Update: Panda Sijia recovers from depression, thanks to that LCD television set

6 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Looks like that LCD television set served its purpose. Panda Sijia, the sole panda left at Yunnan Wildlife Park, has recovered from his bout of depression after workers at the wildlife park pulled out all the stops to see him in good spirits again, including installing a television set and play area for him, and talking to him regularly throughout the day. [ more › ]

Yunnan couple arrested for homemade porn videos

A married couple in Kunming, Yunnan province were arrested after being caught distributing self-directed, self-starred porn videos online, according to local media reports. [ more › ]

Yunnan park installs LCD TV screen for depressed panda

Panda Sijia showed signs of abnormal behaviour and depression after its only companion, Meixi, was sent back to Sichuan Province from the Yunnan Wildlife Park in Kunming City. In a bid to cheer the panda up, workers installed play facilities as well as a LCD television screen—albeit without the panda porn. [ more › ]

Woman kills 2 kindergarten students with poisoned pizza rolls

Police arrested a woman in Yunnan province who admitted to feeding kindergartners tainted pizza rolls, resulting in the death of two children. [ more › ]

The Roof of This Sloped Library Doubles as an Awesome Slide

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Imagine how much easier it would be to get kids excited about going to the library if the library itself doubled as a playground. That's exactly what's happened in an earthquake-ravaged village in China's Yunnan Province. The town's new library doubles as a community center with a slide on top. And it's beautiful. Read more...

Pinch Public Library Unveils a Sweet Rooftop Playground for Kids in Yunnan Province, China

The library itself sits against a retaining wall, and the roof takes a twisted path from the elevated path down to the recently built memorial plaza. Apart from a place for kids to play, the roof offers villagers a place to look out over beautiful views of

Rescue efforts continue after quake hits Yunnan, injuring 32

2 weeks agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Thirty-two people were injured and over 70,000 residents affected by the 5.3-magnitude earthquake that shook Yunnan province on Saturday morning, Xinhua reports. [ more › ]

Shanghaiist Sunday Show: Kingdom of the Little People

last monthChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

In a recent episode of THE VICE Guide to Travel, the magazine's creative director Annette Lamothe-Ramos paid a visit to the controversial theme park Kingdom of the Little People, located in Kunming, Yunnan province. [ more › ]

Rat poisoning blamed for 2 kindergartners deaths in Yunnan

last monthChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Two children died and several more were hospitalized after reportedly eating rat poison at a kindergarten in Yunnan province, just a week after a kindergarten in Shaanxi province was closed down for administering antiviral drugs that were sickening students. [ more › ]

Three things missing from coverage of the Kunming massacre

A lot has been written about the brutal knife attack on Saturday at a train station in Kunming, provincial capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province. It was the most deadly bout of violence China had seen since July 2009, when atShow More Summary

Doctors remove live leech lodged in girl's windpipe

last monthChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Ew. Ew. Ew. Doctors recently removed a live five-centimeter leech that was lodged into the windpipe of a seven-year-old girl in Yunnan province whose parents said they often drink water straight from the tap, web portal yunnan.cn reported yesterday. [ more › ]

3 terror suspects captured in days before Kunming attack

last monthChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Three suspects connected to the Kunming stabbing attack on March 1st were arrested after attempting to detonate an explosive in another region of Yunnan on February 27th, two days before the massacre. Five individuals escaped police capture on the 27th and fled to Kunming, where they committed the attack. [ more › ]

A question about the 1999 '7542' Neifei

1999 '7542' CNNP/Menghai cake 1999 '7542' CNNP/Menghai Neifei A reader asks a good question about the Neifei of my 1999 '7542' cake: It mentions the name of the China National Native Produce (CNNP) Corporation Yunnan Province Tea Branch. Show More Summary

Yunnan driver busted transporting 22 bears, claims they're puppies

2 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

During a routine police inspection Chongqing officials discovered 22 black bears in the back seat of a car. The driver claimed they were just puppies. [ more › ]

Watch: Firefighters rescue boy stuck under water pipe in Yunnan

2 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Kids find themselves in the damndest places—so much in China that Shanghaiist was able to compile an entire year-end list about it. In Saturday's instance, firemen came to the rescue after a boy in Yunnan province managed to get his neck stuck between a water pipe and the ground. [ more › ]

Clay Based Lagerstätten From Early Cambrian China Found

Taphonomic traits of clay-hosted early Cambrian Burgess Shale-type fossil Lagerstätten in South ChinaAuthors:Forchielli et alAbstract:The Chengjiang and Guanshan fossil Lagerstätten of Yunnan represent key fossil deposits to understand and reconstruct early metazoan evolution. Show More Summary

Laos is Going to Build a Dam That Will Kill Off the Last Irrawaddy Dolphins

The majestic Mekong River stretches some 4,350 km from the Tibetan plateau to the South China Sea, carving through China’s Yunnan province, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Around 60 million people rely on Southeast Asia’s...Show More Summary

Another Chinese knife attack

The Washington Times reports that 27 people are dead and another 109 are injured at the Kunming Railway Station in Yunnan province. All that damage from a group of men with knives. Luckily there were some good guys with guns or it could have been worse; Local television station K6 says that several of the […]

27 Dead, 109 Injured in Knife Attack at Chinese Train Station

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

At the Kunming train station in China's Yunnan province, 27 people have been killed and 109 are injured after a group of men wielding knives went on a rampage this evening. Read more...

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