Western Yunnan struggling with drought
While it may obviously be the rainy season here in Kunming, Dali and Chuxiong are in the grips of a serious dry spell, with an estimated 3.2 million people lacking adequate drinking water. (Chinese)
Yunnan coffee headed to Europe by train
The first ever rail shipment of beans grown South of the Couds is headed to Holland. More than 2,000 tons of coffee will make the journey to Rotterdam in 15 days.
Is a Burmese rebel leader hiding out in Kunming?
Vague reports place SS Khaplang, co-founder of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland, at a Spring City hospital. He is wanted by the Indian government.
Suu Kyi will not be Myanmar's president
Although many supporters were hopeful the Nobel Peace Prize winner would be allowed to run in elections later this year, the Burmese government has said no.
Provincial Party Secretary takes aim at poverty alleviation
Li Jiheng announced Yunnan will work to reduce poverty amongst the province's indigenous minority populations.
The state of China's drug addiction woes
The government issued "its first-ever assessment of the scourge of drug abuse, saying it caused annual economic losses of 500 billion yuan ($80.54 billion) and as many as 49,000 deaths last year."