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8 Killed, 18 injured in Yunnan construction fracas

8 Killed, 18 injured in Yunnan construction fracas


According to local government sources, eight people were killed after a fight broke out between construction workers and villagers in Jinning County, located 60 km south of the provincial capital Kunming. The county government reported the incident on its Sina Weibo ...

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Yunnan government weathers unexpected power shake-up


The government of Yunnan completed a reshuffle of its top members a bit more than two and half years ago amid some confusion. At the time, Kunming's golden boy partysecretary, Qiu He (仇和), received what appeared to many to be ...

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Jinggu Earthquake – 1 dead, 324 injured in Yunnan; are hydropower dams in danger?

Jinggu Earthquake - 1 dead, 324 injured in Yunnan; are hydropower dams in danger?


A major earthquake has struck China's Yunnan province for the second time in just over two months. Last night at 9:49pm (Beijing time), a 6.0-magnitude quake occurred in Jinggu County, Pu'er Prefecture. According to Xinhua News Agency, the current death ...

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Rosh Hashana in Kunming

Rosh Hashana in Kunming


During my first year of college, I was asked to draw and divide a pie chart into five sections. From there, I was to label each section with an adjective or characteristic that I felt strongly defined me (and with ...

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Water release at Yunnan dam sparks SE Asian alarm

Water release at Yunnan dam sparks SE Asian alarm


A huge hydroelectric facility in southern Yunnan is causing tension between China and several of its downstream Southeast Asian neighbors. The Jinghong dam (景洪大坝), which stretches across the Mekong River, is currently discharging water in an effort to lower reservoir ...

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Three sentenced to death for Kunming Train Station attack

Three sentenced to death for Kunming Train Station attack


The Intermediate Court of Kunming has found four defendants guilty of carrying out a deadly knife attack that claimed the lives of 31 civilians and injured 141 in March of this year. Three of the defendants, all men, received the ...

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