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Forums > Travel Yunnan > China Eastern again

it's just a matter of time.

I dont know if this serious incident is being reported in the media...i'd like too know.
The following are facts not obtained by the media

The following is a comment posted by a subscriber on the aviation herald forum.

China Eastern CRM (Lack of)
By West Coast Wrench on Wednesday, Oct 12th 2016 09:58Z

For those of you who wish to gain some insight into methods and standards used to train China Eastern pilots I urge you to visit the North Campus of the Civil Aviation University of China(CAUC)in Tianjin.

If you walk the hallways of the first two floors of North Campus Teaching Building #25 (where China Eastern pilots are trained) you will find at least a dozen students sleeping in class, even more students mindlessly staring at their phones, or reading.

There does not seem to be a lot of learning/training occurring.

From my direct contact with China Eastern pilot students HF,SMS, and CRM are only vague concepts that are not presented to them with any professionalism or maturity.

Oddly enough in China many ground school instructors (80%+)are not pilots, nor do they possess adequate knowledge of the operating environment.

How many more China Eastern incidents or accidents have been kept hush hush? I know that many are never reported.
The following are facts not obtained by the media

Forums > Travel Yunnan > Tea / horse caravan trail


Jiang Chuan county, Lian Tie Xiang (town), 50 km directly south of Shaxi.

The bridge is hard to find as it's far from the main road, down into terraced feilds.
i can send you a GE KMZ file..


Trade roads were never a fixed to a single trail, the trail varied it's path depending on items needed or sold; although the most important reason trade routes varied their trail is the land's geography.

The trail on the west side of Can Shan is an easier route. If the caravan needed to go into Dali they had to climb an additional 600meters in elevation.

South of Yangbi is the interscection of the southern silk road( burma trail) and the tea/horse trail which is an ideal spot to collect tax.

In this section of valley from Yangbi to Shaxi there are many roadside temples which are not maintained.

This North/south route never crosses a mountain range from Hanoi to Lijiang and further north towards Lhasa ..

The Bridge with visible damage from the 2012 earthquake..






The law is quite clear, Beijing owns FuXian lake, while the managing of this resource is shared. Half of the managing is accomplished by the uneducated and corrupt local government, while the other half is Beijing.

Voltair is 100% correct...

In addition..
it was common to find open/ empty pesticide envelopes and bottles on the lake shore prior to having garbage removal system from creeks and ditches flowing to the lake. so now you cant see the garbage but the poison runoff IS there.

The local officials are filled with greed which makes income from friends more important than protecting the water quality..



Crumbly cheese yes but the cheese seems to be low in fat/oils.
Tastes great.
It seems the cheese is small/medium artisan maker with batches that vary.

Expiry dates on cheese is not a big issue...it can only get better...

Great local shop.


When the cat is away the mice play.

I've been there (at the old location) with Rocko present and it was exellent, although without the owner present it was very disapointing..


Went the other night, it was very late therefore I cant coment on the food but it did smell very good..
Cozy atmosphere and very friendly host.
Will return again now that it's found!