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    Yunnan microblogger sentenced for 'picking quarrels and provoking trouble'

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:10pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... and fined 350,000 yuan (HK$440,000), a court in Kunming, Yunnan, announced today. His business partner, Hou Peng, was sentenced to three years' jail, suspended for three years, and was fined ... public outrage as officials in Yunnan, a province on the border of Myanmar, attempted to cover up the violent death of a young detainee. He was detained in September, a month after a nationwide ...

  2. Business - Commodities - RESOURCES

    Yunnan miner tries its luck in Myanmar

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com China Polymetallic looks to acquire mining assets in neighbouring country but concerns grow over legal, political and security risks Yunnan miner tries its luck in Myanmar China Polymetallic Mining, the biggest lead and zinc resource holder in Yunnan province, is exploring opportunities to acquire resources in neighbouring Myanmar. Earlier this year, ...

  3. News - China

    18 children buried as landslide hits school

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

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Nine pupils died and farmer is among 10 missing after buildings are crushed 18 children buried as landslide hits school Eighteen schoolchildren and a farmer were buried in a landslide in Yunnan province yesterday. By last night, rescuers had pulled the bodies of nine victims from debris after a hillside collapsed on the Youfang primary school ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Costly women

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Goff

    ... of a bride has gone up substantially. Zhang Jinrong, 53, headed to Yunnan province to find a wife for his son, according to a report in the local press. Zhang Yongming, 31, was about to leave his ... mired in rural poverty at home. In Yunnan, Mr Zhang senior sets his sights on a 20-year-old, illiterate girl with very dark skin. Her family is asking 15,000 yuan, a tall order for Mr Zhang, who ...

  6. In chasing economic riches, a Shangri-La may lose its lustre

    Posted Sep 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in mountainous Yunnan province, is one of those exceptions, however. Sitting more than 2,400 metres above sea level and surrounded by marble and granite mountains, Dali is one of the few cities in China ... conference, which gathered the trade and economic ministers of six states along the Mekong River, beginning in Yunnan and feeding into the Pacific at the southern tip of Vietnam. 'As a newly ...

  7. Natural wonders

    Posted Jul 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... While the nearby historic town of Lijiang in Yunnan province is overrun by tourists, the Naxi people have set up an eco-project to preserve their culture and habitat, writes Helen Iveson TIMES ARE CHANGING in Yunnan province. China's fastest growing travel destination is home to 25 minorities, nearly half of the recognised ethnic groups on the mainland. Until the mid-1990s, ...

  8. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Yunnan official allegedly being probed for graft attempts suicide, report says

    Posted May 11th 2014, 05:25am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Yunnan official tried suicide, report says A top official in Yunnan botched a suicide attempt in March, according to the website of Caixin Media. Kong Chuizhu, 61, vice-chairman of the Yunnan People's Congress Standing Committee, was sent to the province's Armed Police Hospital after he slashed his wrist, arms and neck with a broken ...


    Three senior Yunnan officials investigated for suspected graft

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:31pm

    ... Among those targeted is a transportation department director who made a gaffe at NPC meeting over 250,000 yuan car budget Three senior Yunnan party officials have been placed under investigation, authorities announced on Tuesday. The Yunnan Provincial Commission for Discipline Inspection said it had investigated Yang Guangcheng and handed over his case to related judicial ...




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