China announces trade secrets crackdown to assure investors

BEIJING (AP) — China has announced a crackdown on violations of patents and trade secrets in an effort to mollify foreign companies ahead of a visit to Beijing by U.S. President Donald Trump. The crackdown might give Beijing diplomatic ammunition to respond to mounting U.S. and European trade complaints. But it fails to address what foreign companies say are bigger...

Patten warns against calls for Hong Kong independence

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HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s last British governor, Chris Patten, said Tuesday that calls for the city’s independence from China dilute support for democracy, and residents should engage in dialogue and not hate speech. Patten, who presided over the return of Hong Kong to China in 1997, spoke at a luncheon at The Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Hong Kong. A...

Nandian Xuanfu Mansion, Dehong | Yunnan Travel Guide

Nandian Xuanfu Mansion
Being historical and cultural sites under state protection, Nandian Xuanfu Mansion is called living fossil of chieftain system. Xufu mansion used to be the feudal rule organization, while Xufu equals the local Emperor. This mansion occupies 10 mu and has been built for 84 years from 1851 to 1935. Such magnificent architecture ranks the top of national mansions and thus...

Dadenghan Temple Dehong | Yunnan Travel Guide

In Dadenghan Village of Jiexiang County, Ruili city, the temple was built in the Qing Dynasty when Emperor Qianlong reigned. It was said Sakyamuni had stayed here for a night, and the temple was built to commemorate him. Dadenghan Temple map | 大等喊奘寺 [googlemaps!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d1220.9999913580534!2d97.72744585392645!3d23.910592738022878!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x373201a67b33a693%3A0x3425b6170f7979e!2sDadenghan+Daijia+Rural+Park!5e1!3m2!1sen!2ses!4v1505750575887&w=600&h=450]

The Giant Golden Pagoda of Jiele

The Giant Golden Pagoda of Jiele
The Giant Golden Pagoda (姐勒大金塔) is by the Jiele Village of Jiele Township, Ruili Municipality. It was said that Zhao Wuding, the King of the Mengmao Kingdom built the pagoda in 1500. The pagoda was ruined and rebuilt 10 times, and the present Golden Pagoda was rebuilt in the early 1980s. This Giant Golden Pagoda is one of the most...

Bodhi Monastery in Mangshi, Dehong, Yunnan

Bodhi Monastery in Mangshi, Dehong, Yunnan
The Monastery is situated in the middle section on the west side of the southern road toward Mangshi. It was said that the Monastery was first built during the reign of the Qing Emperor Kangxi by the Mangshi chief’s oldest son who gave up an official career for the life of being a monk. The Monastery got its name because...

China punishes 31 for deadly construction accident

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BEIJING (AP) — China has ordered 31 people to be placed under “coercive measures” for a collapse last year at a construction site that killed 73 people, the state news agency reported Saturday. Coercive measures are a form of detention that can range from constant surveillance to outright arrest. It is often used against people accused of endangering national security. The...

The Tree-entwined Pagoda and the Pagoda-entwined Tree

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It is common to see a vine-entwined tree, but rare to see a tree-entwined Pagoda which amazingly appears in Mangshi. The odd view is due to the dusty crack in the brick pagoda. A banyan seed brought in the crack by a bird or the wind has gradually rooted and thus become the Pagoda-entwined Tree. With the growth of the...

Moli Tropical Rainforest Scenic Area

This scenic spot is located in the Moli valley at the junction of Ruili, Longchuan, and Wanding, in Yunnan province, China. The area is abundant in sub-tropical rainforests and rare plants such as seven leaves and Chinese spiny fern. Due to its unpolluted air rich in oxygen ion, it is reputed as a forest oxygen bar. It’s said that Sakyamuni...

The Tongbi Pass Nature Reserve

Tongbi Pass Nature Reserve
As the provincial nature reserve, it is located at the juncture of Yingjiang, Longchuang and Ruili counties, Yunnan province, China. 52 km from the county, it is a scenic spot fusing natural reserves and landscapes. As a mixture of unique rainforest, South-Asian rainforest, and temperate broad-leaved forest, this reserve is abundant with precious fauna and flora resources as well as...
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