Flooding in southeast Yunnan leaves five missing
Snapshot of the county of Funing in Wenshan, which experienced flash floods that led to extensive damage as well as the disappearance of five locals.
Dengue fever fears in Xishuangbanna
Twelve cases of the tropical disease have been reported since mid-July. The spike is presumably caused by heavy rains that have led to a rise in mosquito populations.
More tour woes as travel agents "rank" spending habits
"Travel agents in a province in southwest China have been criticised for allegedly dividing tourists into five classes based on their spending power". (Requires proxy)
Memorializing WWII battlefields in Tengchong
Tunnels and bunkers built by the Japanese are being preserved and may one day become part of a World War Two memorial.
Airline passenger arrested for flight tantrum
A traveler flying from Hangzhou to Kunming was arrested and thrown in jail for five days after demanding a female flight attendant clean and change his pants after he spilled a drink.
China's first earthquake insurance to be issued in Yunnan
Residents of Dali Prefecture will be the first people in China able to buy the insurance as part of a pilot program. If successful, it may be expanded to other parts of the country. (Chinese)