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HSR becomes new engine for Yunnan’s economic growth

HSR becomes new engine for Yunnan’s economic growth

April 6 marked the 100th day of operation for both the Guiyang-Kunming section of the Shanghai-Kunming high-speed railway(HSR) and the Baise-Kunming section of Yunnan-Guangxi line. During these 100 days, Yunnan-based high-speed trains transported more than three million passengers. On an average day, 56 pairs of EMU trains carried 30,000 passengers…

AIIB is recharging globalization

The emergence of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has had two major global implications. The first is in terms of additional availability of finance for regional infrastructure development. The AIIB complements the existing avenues of multilateral project finance by creating a corpus of funds specifically for infrastructure development. Infrastructure is the most important economic need of most countries, particularly those in Asia. The second major implication of the AIIB is a re-ordering of the global balance of power around itself. It…

8 Yunnan students run chicken farm, putting patented technology to use

Jing Weifu, a 22-year-old entrepreneur, has set up a chicken farm on the campus of Kunming University of Science and Technology. Small as it is, the chicken farm consists of two free-range zones, an incubation room, a laboratory and a living area. When they have no classes to attend, Jing Weifu and his team spend most of their time here. When he was a sophomore, Jing Weifu participated in a research project led by his tutor, Associate Professor Deng Xianyu. The project concerned the integrated breeding of high-quality egg-laying hens using microbial…
YMU establishes majors in 15 different S and SE Asian languages

YMU establishes majors in 15 different S and SE Asian languages

In March 2017, Yunnan Minzu University(YMU) received the approval from the Ministry of Education to add 6 undergraduate language majors programs covering South and Southeast Asian languages, such as Pilipino and Nepali. Thus, Yunnan Minzu University has taken a lead among all colleges and universities in China by establishing 15 South and Southeast…

Sino-South Africa exchange research centre set up at YUN

Recently, the China-South Africa People-to-People Exchange Research Centre was officially set up at Yunnan University(YNU). The research centre is one of two think tanks designated by the Chinese Ministry of Education under the China-South Africa people-to-people cooperative exchange mechanism. Relying on the disciplinary and talent advantages of Yunnan University in the field of African studies, the centre will carry out in-depth analyses on the history, culture, education and other aspects of South Africa. These studies will strengthen the role…

Yunnan issues certificates to first batch of registered overseas NGOs

Recently, the Overseas Non-Governmental Organization Management Office of Yunnan Provincial Public Security Departmentissued certificates to the first batch of nine registered international non-governmental organizations in Kunming. These including the US-based International Fund for Animal Welfare. Since the Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Administration of Activities of Overseas Nongovernmental Organizations within the Territory of China was first enacted, Yunnan Province has actively promoted the registration and management…
Getting drenched, getting blessed

Getting drenched, getting blessed

Yunnan is a habitat of 26 ethnic groups. They have their own unique festivals. As April comes, Dai people in Yunnan begin to celebrate their New Year—Water-Splashing Festival. Living besides waters, Dai people believe water is a symbol of purification. Every year, they hold spectacular water-splashing ceremony to wash away their sins and express…
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