Northern Laos experiences huge influx of Chinese
"In any casual conversation, people in northern Laos will sooner or later broach the increasing Chinese economic presence in the provinces north of Luang Prabang."
Self-diagnosis AIDS kits introduced to Yunnan
In a trial, the Yunnan Center for Disease Control and Prevention, began selling saliva test kits at limited locations around the province for 100 yuan each.
Assessing the presidency of Mr Xi
A lengthy analysis of China's current leader, including his policies and proclamations. The author argues that Xi has "already reached his point of maximum influence".
Changshui passenger busted for lighter in mouth
After security personnel discovered the lighter they arrested the man, fined him 1,000 yuan and "suspended his flying privileges".
Malaysia gets to know Yunnan rice noodles
A lengthy write-up on the province's most popular cuisine, mixian, complete with a very tasty sounding recipe.
Downturn in coal industry spawns massive debt
"State-owned Yunnan Coal Chemical Industry Group Co. and its businesses [have] 1.31 billion yuan (US$205.6 million) of overdue loans...".