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Vietnam, China hold joint anti-terror exercise

Source: Xinhua | July 29, 2016, Friday | ONLINE EDITION

Border guard command of Vietnam’s northern Ha Giang province and border police detachment in China’s southwest Yunnan Province’s Wenshan have held a joint anti-terror exercise, local media reported on Friday. 139 more words

The Ancient City of Lijiang

The Ancient City of Lijiang was built more than 1000 years ago. It once served as a stop over en-route the Horse and Tea road between Dali and Tibet. 541 more words


The old town of Dali, Yunnan

Yunnan quickly became one of my favourite places in China. More than half of China’s ethnic minority groups live in Yunnan making it very diverse and rich in culture. 579 more words


XiShan's Dragon Gate, Kunming

We decided to check out XiShan on our first full day in Kunming. It came highly recommended by people we chatted with at our hostel and it was only 30 minutes outside of town. 623 more words



The western provinces of China are a cyclists paradise. Little traffic, remote desolate roads winding through mountains, waterfalls and lush forests. My path, which once crossed endless deserts now never seems to deviate from mountains. 691 more words

Region Profile: Yunnan

China was the first country to understand the value and power of the leaves of tea bushes – first as a food source, then as a medicinal tonic and lastly as a refreshing beverage. 764 more words

Tea Journal

Tales from Zhongdian

A photo-essay by Kavi Navaratne, a talented photographer, who, in his spare time, is a project coordinator at the University of Torino, Italy. Here he weaves a story through his lens about the old and the new, the people and the earth, from Zhongdian, Yunnan Province, China.