Kunming-Shanghai railway "completed"
CCTV is reporting construction on the long-awaited bullet line connecting Yunnan to the east coast is finished.
The world of 'left-behind' children, and their parents
"Like 277 million other Chinese migrant workers, Li and his wife left their hometown and two children to seek work in Beijing last year...".
"Chinese Modernization Comes to an Isolated People"
NYT long-form piece on life along the Dulong River in Yunnan province. Isolated no more, the region is learning to deal with modernity. (requires proxy)
'Go' pieces made by married couples
"Nie Yanping, production director of the factory, said couples have a better rapport than ordinary workers and such harmony can only be achieved after years of being together."
A brief tour of Kunming food
Seven dishes from the Spring City's impressive repertoire with no mention of Cross Bridge Rice Noodles anywhere.
Unpredictable weather causing chaos across province
"Storms and hail in southwest China's Yunnan have killed four people and injured 26 others...with more than 120,000 people affected."