Mar 19, 2013 07:32 EDT
Authorities in China are hunting a man who posed as a high-ranking government official and took part in all-expenses-paid junkets for years despite not holding the post, local media reported.
Mar 13, 2013 07:45 EDT
US soft drinks giant Coca-Cola is "cooperating fully" with Chinese authorities on allegations that it illegally mapped part of a southwestern province as part of its distribution operations, it said Wednesday.
Mar 03, 2013 11:22 EST
A shallow 5.5-magnitude earthquake hit southwest China on Sunday, causing 700 homes to collapse and leaving 30 people injured, state media said.
Mar 01, 2013 05:33 EST
Four gang members from Southeast Asian countries were executed in China Friday for the murder of 13 sailors on the Mekong river, after being paraded on live state television.
Mar 01, 2013 02:27 EST
Four convicted murderers sentenced to death for killing 13 sailors were shown on live television Friday being taken from a Chinese prison to their place of execution.
Feb 17, 2013 00:59 EST
China's acquisition of a strategic port in Pakistan is the latest addition to its drive to secure energy and maritime routes and gives it a potential naval base in the Arabian Sea, unsettling India.
Feb 07, 2013 01:17 EST
A Chinese province has said it will no longer send people to controversial "re-education through labour" camps for three types of political offences, state media reported on Thursday.
Feb 03, 2013 07:53 EST
Myanmar will hold another round of talks with Kachin rebels on Monday in a bid to end a conflict raging in the country's far north, a federation of ethnic minority groups said.
Jan 26, 2013 13:11 EST
Myanmar's army captured a key strategic outpost in an escalating conflict in northern Kachin state, rebels said Saturday, as the government issued a rebuke to the US over its concerns about the fighting.
Jan 26, 2013 02:57 EST
Myanmar issued a rebuke to the United States embassy in Yangon on Saturday after the US raised concerns over continued fighting between the army and ethnic rebels in the northern state of Kachin.
Jan 21, 2013 12:09 EST
China hopes to see a ceasefire between Myanmar government forces and Kachin ethnic minority rebels, it said Monday after fresh fighting broke out near its southern border at the weekend.
Jan 21, 2013 12:08 EST
Oil and natural gas pipelines linking China and Myanmar -- Beijing's "new strategic channels" -- are expected to be finished by the end of May and could be operating soon after, state media reported Monday.
Jan 14, 2013 10:44 EST
Kachin rebels in Myanmar said three civilians were killed and six wounded Monday in the first government attack on their stronghold, as fighting escalated in the country's last active civil war.
Jan 12, 2013 14:01 EST
A desperate search for three people missing in a landslide in southwestern China ended on Saturday when their bodies were pulled from the mud, taking the final death toll to 46 -- many of them children.
Jan 11, 2013 15:20 EST
Three people remain missing after a landslide which killed 43, including seven from a single family, struck a remote village in southwestern China, state media said Saturday.
Jan 11, 2013 09:52 EST
A landslide killed at least 42 people including seven from a single family when it smashed into a remote village in southwestern China on Friday, state media said.
Jan 11, 2013 06:58 EST
A landslide killed at least 36 people including seven from a single family when it smashed into a remote village in southwestern China on Friday, state-run media said.
Jan 11, 2013 04:52 EST
A landslide in southwestern China on Friday killed at least 22 people, including seven from one family, with some two dozen others trapped, local authorities said.
Jan 11, 2013 03:55 EST
A landslide in southwestern China on Friday killed at least 18 people, including seven from one family, with more than two dozen others trapped, state media and local authorities said.
Jan 08, 2013 08:02 EST
A subway train derailed Tuesday in a test run on a new line in southwestern China, killing one driver and injuring another, state media reported.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Abbreviations: 滇 or 云 (pinyin: Diān or Yún)|
|Origin of name||云 yún – Yunling Mountains|
南 nán – south
"South of the Yunling Mountains"
|CPC Ctte Secretary||Bai Enpei|
|Area||394,100 km2 (152,200 sq mi) (8th)|
112 /km2 (290 /sq mi) (24th)
- per capita
|CNY 570 billion (23rd)|
CNY 12,587 (29th)
|HDI (2006)||0.686 (medium) (29th)|
|Ethnic composition||Han – 67%|
Yi – 11%
Bai – 3.6%
Hani – 3.4%
Zhuang – 2.7%
Dai – 2.7%
Miao – 2.5%
Hui – 1.5%
Tibetan – 0.3%
http://www.yn.gov.cn (Simplified Chinese)
|Source for population and GDP data:
《中国统计年鉴—2005》 China Statistical Yearbook 2005Source for nationalities data:
《2000年人口普查中国民族人口资料》 Tabulation on nationalities of 2000 population census of China*As at December 31, 2004
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