China Eastern to start Kunming-San Francisco flights
"Flights will depart Kunming every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 0750, arriving in San Francisco just after midnight the next day" after first stopping in Qingdao.
6.8 quake kills four, destroy's dozens of temples in Myanmar
A strong earthquake near Bagan has claimed at least four lives and caused significant damage to more than 100 of the temple complex's 10,000 holy buildings.
Be very careful on Yunnan's highways
"Seven people have died and another five [were] injured after a traffic collision involving a truck and a crane in southwest China's Yunnan Province."
Of meth and mooncakes
Two separate drug mules were arrested in southern Yunnan this week, carrying a total of 17 kilograms of methamphetamine. One of the suspects had hidden the drugs in moon cakes.
Myanmar jade industry reportedly in shambles
"...traders claim that markets have almost been destroyed as mining companies owned by the families of powerful military elites have now gone into overdrive...selling...direct to Chinese buyers."
Kunming institutes senior citizen taxi exemption
The pilot project began August 15, and allows those 70 and older to ride for free on trips shorter than three kilometers. Only 300 cabs are currently participating.