Flash flooding kills nine in Yunnan
Over-saturated ground and prolonged downpours have led to major flooding in Dali, Baoshan and Lincang. Nine people have been reported dead.
Yunnan Tobacco International buying African leaves
The cigarette giant is importing 10,000 tons of tobacco leaves from Tanzania.
Thai and Burmese activists team up to save the Salween
"Activists, researchers and environmentalists from Myanmar and Thailand have been meeting...to find a way to stop hydropower dams planned on Myanmar's section of the Salween River".
China projects growth, Yunnan fails to live up
China releases mid-year economic growth numbers. Yunnan is not pulling its weight, apparently. BAD province! BAD.
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."