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Ancient Tibetan village near Shangri-La partially destroyed in a giant inferno

An ancient Tibetan village in the popular tourist area of Shangri-La in China’s southwest Yunnan province has been partially destroyed in a giant inferno, state media reported Saturday. The fire, which began at about 1:30 am on Saturday, destroyed more than 100 traditional wooden houses after it tore through the…

Enormous 33 pound mushroom found in China

China’s Yunnan province is known as the “Kingdom of Mushrooms” for its rich diversity of more than 600 species of edible fungi. But even the hungriest of mushroom fans might find this monster mushroom, recently discovered in Yunnan, a little hard to…  …

China closes two fake Apple stores

Chinese authorities have closed two fake Apple stores in the country’s southwestern Yunnan province, state media reported Monday, following a storm of publicity over the rip-off shops. An investigation of 300 IT stores in the city of Kunming found five outlets using the Apple trademark without the US giant’s permission,…

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