Kunming gets Koh Samui flights
Travelers can now fly non-stop between Yunnan's capital and Thailand's second largest island.
China, US negotiating new visa rules
"Negotiations between the U.S. and Chinese governments to extend the validity of U.S. and China visitor and business visas are still underway."
Academic links Ludian earthquake to dams
"Currently we just need to take the basic facts seriously — the epicenter of the latest Ludian earthquake was in the Niulan River valley, and the Niulan is a tributary to..." (requires proxy)
Snakes on a plane!
A "nervous" passenger was stopped at Nanning Airport and found to be transporting 11 live snakes, many of them rolled inside socks and stuffed in his pockets. (Chinese)
The BBC visits Mong La
A short video on the Burmese border town "where anything and everything goes".
Yunnan food in New York City
A Zagat restaurant review explains Sichuan has a heavy hand in influencing Yunnan cuisine. Too bad they didn't mention all of the province's minorities.