User profile: Yuantongsi

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  • RegisteredFebruary 6, 2007
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  • RegisteredFebruary 6, 2007

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Cancellation of Foreign Expert Certificate

I had the same problem when I moved to Kunming from the north of China. I had my FEC with me from my previous employer and there was a little bit of discussion about why it wasn't cancelled. In the end it was OK. The release note from my previous employer was the most important thing to have.

Forums > Travel Yunnan > Kunming to Paris Direct Flights

Finnair has signed a 3 year agreement with the CQ government to run this (CQ Government) subsidized flight, this might explain the nice price. The only negative thing about this flight from CQ is that it leaves in the morning from CQ, so unless you stay the night in CQ there is a chance you will miss the flight if your KMG-CQ flight is delayed.

There are lot of hotels near the CQ airport though.

Forums > Travel Yunnan > Would this be fun?

Looks a lot of fun, do you have consistent wind,,ie mornings calm, afternoons enough for sailing or does it vary by the day?


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When I called the Water company they told me that Yunlong supplied 40% of the cities water supply. She also told me that they were bringing in water from the east and west of Kunming. I think this issue will last longer than 15 days.

Maybe the police will ask for bigger and heavy guns to combat the more aggressive thieves. So instead of one bullet hitting a public bus it will be several.

Tasers are a much better option as the next step.


Accidental discharge of police gun kills man in Qujing area. The police arrived after lunch without uniforms and in a unplated van....but the report confirms the shooter had not been drinking.

A week or two ago the Zhaotong police killed a truck driver who was protesting against a land compensation case. Over 100 eyewitnesses signed a protest report saying the police did not need to shoot.

So giving guns to Yunnan police has gotten some fast results. If you go by the rapidly decreasing level of compentence and education of officials from central, provincial to county levels then I can only guess that police at the lower levels of the administration arent given much training before they are let loose on the streets with guns.

As a foreigner in China I heard its harder to adopt in China than if you live in Guowailand.

@HFCAMPO if the parents know which orphanage she stayed in before placement then she should visit it. Maybe some of the staff from that time are still there.



when we renovated we took our workmen to B&Q to select materials from their excellent range if samples. Then with that list in hand we went to the construction market near Mingbo bridge and got the same materials at either half or one third of the B&Q price.

It's a good place for window shopping.