China Tea Growers Shift to Coffee

As China’s tea farmers look to coffee for more profits, the Los Angeles Times reports the Yunnan provincial government plans to increase the production of coffee to 200,000 tons by 2020: “My sole income depends on...

China Says 180,000 Evacuated after Earthquake – Reuters

From Reuters: Around 180,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in China’s southwest, following a powerful earthquake that killed at least three and injured 313, the official Xinhua agency said on Monday. It was followed by hundreds of aftershocks and experts say more could follow. Overall, more than half a million people were affected […]

Two Die, 200 Hurt as Quake Hits China Tea City – Reuters

From Reuters, via The Star Online: A strong earthquake hit a tea-making city in southwest China early on Sunday, killing at least two people, injuring 200, causing houses to collapse and damaging roads, Xinhua news agency and a local official said. The earthquake shook the city of Pu’er and the surrounding area in mountainous Yunnan […]

Is There Pu’er Power in a Name? – Raymond Zhou

Chinese National State Council granted Yuan Nan Simao city to change its name to Pu’er. Why? Via China Daily: What’s in a name? That question was asked of a person, but it could also be of a place. Anyway, some people are scratching their heads over why the city of Simao in Yunnan Province will […]

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