Housing for low-income families approved
The Kunming Housing Construction Bureau is building 15,000 family dwellings in an attempt to make the city "less dirty, chaotic and poor". (Chinese)
Kunming to offer 3-day, visa-free travel
"Local authorities said the 72-hour visa-free policy, ratified by the Yunnan Department of Public Security, will be approved by the Ministry of Public Security."
Giant bugs found in southwest China
The giant dobsonfly, which can have a 21-centimeter wingspan, is believed to live in Vietnam, Yunnan, and now Sichuan.
China removes controversial oil rig. Now what?
An oil rig that incited anti-China riots has been removed from Vietnamese territorial waters. What this means for relations between the two countries remains unknown.
Menglian police foil kidnapping attempt
Kidnappers were demanding 300,000 yuan for the release of a young woman. An hours-long standoff ended when one suspect was shot dead and three other arrested in Pu'er. (Chinese)
China's country-wide water woes
An in depth look at how the country manages, and mismanages, its most precious natural resource.