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Forums > Living in Kunming > Good site for downloading Chinese subtitles?

I often found Chinese subs but the characters couldn't be displayed and ended up being nonsense symbols. Is there a quick fix for that? often with more obscure or old films
( maybe a no-brainer but I always just google [name of film] 字幕 and usually there's something)

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Forums > Travel Yunnan > Is there a scheduled bus service from Gongshan to Deqin?

Anyone know if this road has been finished. On Amap it seems to still be closed but thought I'd ask just in case. Also if possible I'd rather trek a few days from Deqin over to Bingzhongluo rather than take the huge detour round to Baoshan and then Liuku and then have to go back that way as well.

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Visited yesterday. The atmosphere was a little frosty towards foreigners after covid. But still some lovely people there. Sadly the figures guarding the monk's tomb were stolen two years ago. One of the tombs was prised open so I presume both were looted. It's the furthest site to walk to from the town as well so maybe not worth it :(

I have no problem with cutting back the trees for better growth but the trees on my street and many in Wuhua are now being dug up (roots cut off i.e killed) and bags of earth left for the tree that will replace it. These are tree that have new shoots. Seems very illogical and money/time-wasting. Surely either a big mistake in management or someone is making a big profit on the new trees at the people's expense

I am no expert on plants and trees but it's fairly common that things die in winter and magically grow back in spring. I was very surprised to see the extent of the cutting back of the trees. But now all is clear.

Today i saw some of the remaining trees in the centre being not only cut back, but then uprooted and taken away. The irony is that they spent such a long time messing round with the trees after the winter and now Spring has arrived most remaining trees are sprouting new shoots. By Summer they'd be fine.

However when someone sees an opportunity to waste funds and fill their own pockets contracts for new trees are drawn up quickly.

Maybe I'm jumping to conclusions but I see no other reason why this is being done.

1 - normal bus journey
2 - normal bus journey+unnecessary air-con
3 - normal bus journey+unnecessary air-con+unnecessary Wi-fi

No real difference to most foreigners/well-off Chinese but the average worker really gets screwed.

Year of the Monkey

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I've never met a Chinese person who knows the 'animal race' story. Is it just a Western reinterpretation of the story? If not., why do very few Chinese people know it?

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