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Several arrests as Kunming protest over petrochemical plant ends

Hundreds gathered outside government offices on Thursday morning to protest against plans for a petrochemical plant, in the second major public display against the project.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Yunnan authorities say accurate earthquake forecast ‘broke the law’

Yunnan authorities said a private agency which accurately predicted the 5.0 magnitude earthquake in the region on Wednesday “broke the law”.

19 Apr 2013 - 3:07pm 2 comments

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, the miner sent a geologist and other staff to scout out investment prospects recommended by Myanmar government officials eager to see foreign investment in the country's largely untapped mineral wealth.

8 Apr 2013 - 7:19pm

I thought I could do a better job, says man arrested for impersonating official

Having been mistaken for a State Council researcher at a local meeting in 2009, Shenyang native Zhao Xiyong saw an opportunity and seized it. The error saw him elevated to the position of vice-ministerial level civil servant. Now he has been arrestsed on fraud charges.  

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Yunnan chengguan accused of beating blind, homeless man

18 Jul 2013 - 2:59pm

Yunnan villagers flee attack by tunnel's construction workers

Wednesday's attack on Yan village, in Funing county, appeared to be triggered by a dispute a day earlier between villagers and workers from the China Railway Tunnel Group.

22 Feb 2013 - 4:50am

Yunnan promises end to using re-education through labour to stifle protest

Yunnan security chief Meng Sutie's announcement suggests a possible end to all use of re-education through labour in the province.

6 Feb 2013 - 9:53am

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

A desperate search for three people missing in a landslide in Yunnan province ended yesterday when their bodies were pulled from the mud, taking the final death toll to 46 - many of them children.

13 Jan 2013 - 4:21am

'Traditional Chinese villages' selected in drive to preserve cultural heritage

More than 600 ancient villages have been designated as having special cultural significance, a first step towards slowing the pace of their destruction in the drive towards development.

22 Dec 2012 - 3:37am

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

Pottery and grains traditionally found in northern China were recently unearthed in the southwestern province of Yunnan, renewing a long-standing debate about how Chinese civilisation evolved in the region and offering clues about an ancient migration route.

9 Dec 2012 - 4:30am