Artist moves from bustle of city, finds peace in work

There is an old Chinese saying that goes: "Gold has a price, but jade is priceless."But this adage is only a half-truth for Wang Chaoyang, a Beijing-trained jade artist.

Hon Hai plans to open retail store in Kunming

KUNMING - Multinational electronics manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry Co is investing one billion yuan ($152 million) to open a CyberMart-branded store in Kunming to test the water in digital retailing.

Yunnan's trade with ASEAN up 45% in 2010

Southwest China's Yunnan province generated $4.58 billion in trade with ASEAN members in 2010, up 45.2 percent year-on-year, the local customs house said on Saturday.

Cash boost for ethnic areas in Yunnan

The government of Yunnan will allocate 55.7 billion yuan ($8.46 billion) to accelerate economic and social development in its ethnic minority areas during the period of the 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-2015), a top provincial official has said.

SW China's Yunnan earmarks 3b yuan for coffee growing

Yunnan province in Southwest China plans to invest 3 billion yuan ($454.5 million) in boosting its coffee industry in the coming decade, a trade association head said Sunday.

Yunnan province vows to expand trade links with Vietnam

A commerce official from China's southwest Yunnan province said Thursday that the province vows to enhance trade exchanges with neighboring Vietnam.

Starbucks to grow in Yunnan

US coffee chain Starbucks Corporation said it will open its first global coffee bean farm in China's Yunnan province, aiming to deepen its presence in the country, after signing a cooperation agreement with Yunnan government on Friday.

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