Yikes! The cost of Chinese environmental protection
"China must make green investments of between 2 trillion and 4 trillion yuan ($315-630 billion) per year over the next five years, but the government can only cover 15 percent of that".
The ongoing saga of Kunming's Fanya Metals Exchange
The South China Morning Post does its best to make sense out of a 36 billion yuan mess that shows no signs of ending any time soon. (requires proxy)
Why does everyone have plants sprouting out of their heads?
No, it isn't a bad 80s science fiction film. The New York Times looks into China's newest and fastest growing fad. (requires proxy)
Statistics regarding Kunming traffic
There are an estimated 2.09 million "motor vehicles" whizzing around Spring City streets, the drivers of which are involved in 80,000 "minor" accidents annually. (Chinese)
A historic town in northwest Yunnan prepares for the end
A bit late on this one, but it's important stuff. Cizhong, along the banks of the Lancang River (Mekong), will disappear forever once the Wunonglong Dam is finished.
Recognize this guy?
Former Kunming transplant, GoKunming contributor and mapmaker extraordinaire Matthew Hartzell gets a write-up in China Daily.