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...
by Sophie Beach | Jan 17, 2009
The New York Times looks at the impact in Menghai County, Yunnan Province, of the collapse of the pu’er tea market: A pleasantly aromatic beverage that promoters claim reduces cholesterol and cures hangovers, Pu’er became...
by Morgan Figuers | Jun 4, 2007
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 […]
by Gao Fei | Jun 2, 2007
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 […]
by Wu Nan | Mar 6, 2007
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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