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  1. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Quest for hermitage spawns educational scheme in Yunnan

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... in Beijing, Li Yang was first drawn to the romantic idea of living like a hermit in the picturesque mountains of southwestern Yunnan, on the border with Myanmar. But chasing the dream opened another ... and Aids. So how is your programme going now? We are about to finish building a two-storey house in a Jingpo mountain village in Dehong prefecture. It's a very interesting building, designed ...

  2. News - China - CIVIL UNREST

    Yunnan villagers flee attack by tunnel's construction workers

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHIYUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Villagers flee attack by construction workers Around 100 construction workers ransacked a Zhuang ethnic minority village in Yunnan last week, forcing hundreds of villagers to hide deep in the mountains, state media reported. Wednesday's attack on Yan village, in Funing county, appeared to be triggered by a dispute a day earlier between ...

  3. News - China - DISASTER

    Two earthquakes kill at least 64 in Yunnan's Yiliang county

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... were killed and 715 injured when two strong earthquakes rocked Yiliang county in Yunnan, southwest China, yesterday. The death toll in the mountainous region is expected to climb, ... five kilometres away. Yiliang, where most people live in a valley surrounded by high mountains, is about 400 kilometres from Kunming, the provincial capital. Xinhua reported that about 700,000 ...

  4. News - China - DISASTERS

    Landslide claims lives of 46 villagers in disaster-prone region of Yunnan

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... a temperate province known for its tobacco industry and for being the home of Puer tea. But its mountainous areas are prone to landslides and earthquakes. Two quakes in September- one of magnitude ...

  5. News - China

    18 children buried as landslide hits school

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... rain. Yiliang county, located in a mountainous northeast corner of the province, was struck by two magnitude-5.6 earthquakes on September 7, killing 90 people and injuring more than 800. ...

  6. Kingsway Resort, Yunnan

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... conditioners, espresso makers, to name a few) and the resort has an alfresco hot tub with perhaps the best view in the region- looking down over rolling fields and mountains, with not a soul in sight. ... would be an understatement. They come with glass walls offering panoramic views of the mountains and valleys that surround the Ge La Dan Plateau. Take into consideration the hiking, horse riding ...

  7. Hardy judges travel tortuous trails to mete out justice in Yunnan

    Posted Mar 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Sayingpan Town Court in a mountainous part of Yunnan province is one of the most isolated outposts of justice and its four robust judges take turns travelling deep into the hinterland. ... of Sayingpan's rugged terrain. The highest mountain is more than 3,300 metres. There are still no roads to many remote villages and most of the time a car cannot fit along the narrow paths and trails. We ...

  8. News - China - DISASTER

    16 dead as landslide buries China school, thousands help in rescue

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 01:03pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Sixteen Chinese children were confirmed dead Thursday after a landslide engulfed their school as they made up classes lost due to deadly earthquakes last month, state media said. Three others were missing after the landslide buried the school and three farmhouses at Zhenhe village in the mountainous southwestern province of Yunnan, Xinhua news ...

  9. News - China - ARCHAEOLOGY

    Grain finds in Yunnan province may shed light on a Bronze Age civilisation

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by SHAOJIE HUANG

    ... a daunting journey to Yunnan that spanned hundreds of years, on a trail that covered mountain ranges and waterways, according to Jin. She theorises that the Qijia people followed this trail, which ... the diverse geography of northwestern Yunnan, with soaring mountains and deep valleys, means many colonies must have settled there, perhaps speaking distinct languages but still interacting with each ...

  10. News - China - WEATHER

    Flooding and landslides in quake-hit county of Yunnan in mainland China

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... of thousands of homes. Accumulated rainfall in the mountainous southwest region reached an average of 152mm in seven hours, flooding about a dozen temporary settlements where thousands of quake victims ...




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