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This is interesting. I didn't realise that the housing reform was in effect outside of Shanghai, Beijing and Chongqing. Do these new regulations also apply to smaller cities like Dali and Lijiang?

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Forums > Living in Kunming > teeth cleaning in kunming? should I?

This is great to know. One of my concerns with living in Yunnan was not having access to a good dentist. I currently have my dental work done overseas, and this should save me some time and money in the future.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Gmail chat blocked?

It sounds like nothing has changed in 5 years. I was living in China from 2006 to 2008 and this annoyed me to no end. There is a way to get around it however (though I don't know how legal it is). At least in 2008, it was possible to subscribe to a VPN (virtual private network) in some northern European country for something like $50-$100 a year.

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Isn't the government trying to shift away from dirty coal powered plants, to embrace "cleaner" energy like hydro, nuclear and natural gas? Considering over 70% of their electricity comes from coal, I really don't understand how you can have too much hydro. Is the energy source too far away from the demand?

Xiefei, of course the system is designed to be able better monitor everyone's movements, not just foreigners. Everyone knows you can easily be tracked with your phone. Now there is yet another tool to keep better tabs on you. I won't be putting one on my bike, thanks.

I was just taking a cheap shot at those abusing student and travel visas.

I just found this article today:

www.comedali.com/tnew/show/id/2746

Now the opening date has been pushed back to late 2017 or early 2018.

I like how in the original gokunming article it stated "No cost estimates for the project were provided." That certainly turned out to be a major issue with regards to meeting the 2-3 year completion target. I guess I can't say I'm surprised considering Yunnan is known for poor work ethic and corrupt civil servants.

As far as I can tell, Erhai is getting worse...at least the shoreline, mostly due to tourists throwing garbage into the lake, and lakefront hotels dumping in untreated sewage. I'm super depressed about the environmental situation in Dali, especially the air quality.

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