Forest fire rages in Baoshan
High winds and difficult terrain have hampered firefighting efforts. Two helicopters and more than 2,000 people have been dispatched to fight the blaze, which has burned 80 hectares.
Direct flights connecting Paris and Kunming coming soon
Kunming Changshui will have its first intercontinental flight later this year. Exactly when is apparently anyone's guess.
Myanmar's growing drug problem
"After years of being home to some of the most notorious international drug warlords, a major centre of opium and methamphetamine production...drug addiction is now rapidly spreading at home."
China nets 10,000 guns in crackdown
Following the Kunming Train station massacre, authorities have been furiously confiscating illegal weapons, 10,000 alone in Guizhou.
Highway to Dulong River nears completion
"A controlled explosion on Thursday signaled the breakthrough of a highway tunnel in the final stage of a project in remote Dulongjiang township."
HIV/AIDS rates rising among older Chinese
People over 50 are a growing demographic in China's struggle with the disease. There are now 73,500 infected people in this age group, most of them living in Yunnan, Guangxi and Henan.