Fuxian Lake gets another resort
Hilton Hotels officially opened its second Yunnan resort, the Hilton Yuxi Fuxian Lake, which features six restaurants and bars, two swimming pools and a full-service spa.
First air freight link opens between Kunming and Bangladesh
"An air cargo service connecting [the] southwestern Chinese city of Kunming and Bangladeshi capital Dhaka opened on Wednesday" [May 27].
Regulating China's timber trade with Myanmar
"Participants shared the preliminary results of a China-Myanmar timber trade study [and] called for immediate action to bring the trade under the law. (requires proxy)
69% of lakes and wetlands in Yangtze basin eutrophic
Many watersheds in an area covering 11.54 million hectares are seriously "degraded" and pose threats to wildlife, people's livelihoods and the nation's economy, according to a new report. (Chinese)
A look into Hani folk songs
The Hani population in southern Yunnan sing specific songs during rice planting season. But as more and more young people move to cities, keeping old traditions alive becomes difficult.
Building a fruit empire in Yunnan
Chu Yibin is looking to expand the giant fruit business his once-disgraced father started more than a decade ago.