Kunming Huayang Academy for Language and Culture

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  • RegisteredAugust 18, 2012
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  • RegisteredAugust 18, 2012

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Roam Like Home (Canada Rogers)

Google maps works in China without VPN as long as you use the CN version (In English) in a brouwser:
www.google.cn/maps/@25.0251195,102.7620247,11z
This will give you Kunming but you can go anywhere you like. The app does not work here but the Apple Maps app does.
You can use as well QQ.map:
map.qq.com/[...]
(This will give you Salvadors coffee shop but again you can go anywhere and this gives you the QQ version of Streetview)
For an offline version you can use:
www.openstreetmap.org/#map=9/25.0134/102.7441
For the real freaks there is ofcourse Google Earth. Works both on line, and if you preload offline both on the net and as an app. (Streetview however does not work in China nor can you view pictures)

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Forums > Food & Drink > Is this true?

Avoid as well topics that have no topic in the topic line like this one. “Is this true” is not a topic.

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Higher production of coal based electricity with less coal is due to outfacing of older less efficient coal based generation plants. Next to that there is a reduction of coal use in other applications then electricity generation so percentage wise coal based electricity generation goes up (as a percentage of total coal use).
Geezer might be a mathematician but that does not mean he understands numbers.

Indeed still a lot of China's electricity consumption is coal based. But things are changing. In Yunnan more and more coal based plants are phased out because there is surplus of hydropower. Over the last years enormous amount of wind power generators have been installed and near Dali is one of the biggest solar farms in China.
Changes include as well the use of wind power to create fertiliser.
The other change is that Kunming's traffic has turned into stop-go-stop traffic. Electric propulsion is in this case can be less polluting then fossil fuel driven propulsion. Carbon and NOx emissions per km might be lower in these situations even if the electricity is coal based.

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