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Temperatures in Kunming fluctuate greatly, with temperature drops ranging from 12-20℃ in winter and spring. May to October is Kunming’s rainy season, with showers occurring almost every day. Travelers who visit during this period are advised to bring a good raincoat and warm clothing for when the temperature drops. ...Read more>>

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History of Kunming HOT

The history of Kunming dates back more than 2,000 years. Historians reckon it was capital of the State of Chu between 339 BC and 8 AD. However, little about the area was written down until the 13th century. It got its current name in 1276 from the Mongols ...... Read More>>

Kunming Transport - Introduction HOT

As the communication and transportation hub of Yunnan, Kunming is easily reached by road, rail and air. Its modern international airport serves a host of destinations at home and abroad, and the city's railroads radiate in all directions. Many travelers use ...... Read More>>

Office Leasing

Commercial Real Estate Overview The main office buildings in Kunming are distributed across what are known as the "three horizontals and three verticals". The so-called "three horizontals" refer to the three east-west arteries through the downtown, which are the Tuodong Lu - Jinbi Lu line, the Dongfeng Donglu - Nanping Jie - ... ...Read More>>

Business Links

◎ Yunnan Investment Promotion Website http://www.yn-invest.gov.cn/(Chinese) ◎ Yunnan Trade Promotion Website http://www.eng.yn.gov.cn/ ◎ Foreign Affairs Office of Yunnan People's Government http://www.yfao.gov.cn/EnIndex2.aspx ◎ Department of Commerce of Yunnan Province http://eng.bofcom.gov.cn/bofcom_en/5188146770730811392/index.html ◎ ... ...Read More>>

Preferential Policy

Preferential Tax Policies State regulations provide that the income tax for enterprises with foreign investment is 30% of the taxable income, yet for those enterprises operating within the jurisdiction of Chengdu municipality will enjoy a favorable tax rate of 24% and enterprises operating within special pilot zones in Chengdu enjoy an even ... ...Read More>>

Investment Procedure

1、Investment Procedure 2、Registration Approval System for Foreign Invested Enterprise 3、Establishing a Representative Office in Kunming Foreign enterprises shall make application to the Kunming Municipal Administration for Industry and Commerce and submit the following documents: (1) Application for establishing a representative office ... ...Read More>>

Labor force

Human Resource Overview Kunming has a workforce which includes 480,000 people with professional designations. The city is also home to 9 academics from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering. There are 32 universities in Kunming with enrollment of over 206,400 students and a graduating class of some 47,000 students ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Post &Telecommunications

By the end of 2006, total postal revenue reached 264 million RMB. In 2006, the total number of mobile phone users in Kunming amounted to 4.16 million and the number of telephone subscribers reached 1.87 million. The total volume of EMS package deliveries reached 1.85 million. ...Read More>>

Municipal Government

Mayor Mayor: Zhang Zulin Municipal Departments • Kunming Municipal People's Government Add: 124 Shulin Jie, Xinfang Ju (Bureau for Letters and Calls), Kunming Postcode: 650011 Tel: 0871-3135514 Fax: 0871-3162538 • Foreign Affairs Office of Yunnan People's Government Add: 230 Daguan Lu, Kunming Tel: 0871-5311549 Postcode: 650032 • ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Transportation

Roads Kunming is the center of Yunnan's transportation network. National and provincial highways radiate to all parts of the province and also connect to Sichuan, Guizhou, Guangxi and Tibet as well as the neighboring countries of Vietnam, Laos, and Myanmar. Major highways include the Kunming-Wanding Highway (also known as the Burma Road, ... ...Read More>>

Development zone HOT

Kunming Economic and Technological Development Zone The Kunming Economic and Technological Development Zone is located in the eastern part of the city and is a key area of development for the next 5 years in Kunming. The Zone has a planning area of 13.5 square kilometers, with 4 square kilometers already fully developed. The government aims to ... ...Read More>>

Planning & Development

Strategic Planning and Development Centered at Baita Lu and the extension of Beijing Lu, two new business and commercial zones will be built in the Panlong District, while the Xishan District will be built to be the third largest business center in Kunming. A modern service industry cluster, as well as a manufacturing cluster for tobacco ... ...Read More>>

Business Environment

Geographical Advantages Kunming is China's gateway to Southeast Asia. Its proximity to neighboring provinces such as Guizhou, Sichuan and Tibet as well as its shared borders with Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam make it one of the most popular holiday destinations in China. Known as "Spring City" for its eternally spring-like weather, the ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Public Utilities

Water supply, gas supply and power supply can all meet the demands of construction and operation of various large-scale projects. Sample of Utilities Costs Water (RMB/cubic m) Usage Price Commercial Use 3.0 Industrial Use 2.5 Domestic Use 1.8 (Price includes usage and wastewater treatment fees) Electricity (RMB/Kwh) Usage < 1KV 1~10 KV 110KV+ ... ...Read More>>

Foreign Trade & Foreign Direct

Yunnan's rich biodiversity and growing conditions have led to major foreign investment in foodstuffs, medicinal herbs, tobacco and tobacco products and also horticulture. Yunnan accounts for about half of China's horticultural production and has attracted major foreign investment in fresh cut flowers, bulbs, seedlings and new varieties. ... ...Read More>>

Strategic Industries

Kunming' strategic industries are the tobacco industry, horticulture, tourism, pharmaceuticals, metallurgy, chemical engineering, electronics and electro-mechanical machinery manufacturing. Their accumulated added value industrial output totaled 31.7 billion RMB in 2006, accounting for 82.9% of the city' total industrial output and bringing in ... ...Read More>>

kunming Business Guide - Economic Overview HOT

Vital Statistics (2006) GDP: RMB120.3 billion GDP per Capita: RMB19, 663 Economic Growth Rate: 12.3% Population: 6.15million (urban) – 3.62 million (rural) FDI: US $209 million Annual Average Wage: RMB15, 464 Government Effectiveness Rating: 35th 2006 Chinese Cities Competitive Rating: 73rd Economic Overview Despite its inland location, ... ...Read More>>

Statistics HOT

• GDP: RMB 250 billion (2011) • Per Capita Disposable Income of Urban Residents: RMB 21,700 (2011) • Economic Growth Rate: 14% (2011) • Resident Population: 6.432million (2010) • Unemployment Rate: 2.03% (2011) • Enrollment Rate for Children of School Age: 99.5% (2011) • Enrollment Rate for High School Students ... ...Read More>>

Area & Population HOT

Kunming is located on the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau. The city occupies an area of more than 21,582 square kilometers, and has a total urban population of 4.11 million (2010). The city has a diverse population with at least 26 ethnic nationalities residing in the area, including Han (86.16%), Hui, Yi, Bai, Miao, Sani, Lisu, Dai, Zhuang, Naxi, Man, ... ...Read More>>

Location and Climate HOT

Kunming is situated in the northeast of Yunnan Province (102° -103° E and 24° -26° N) on the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau at an altitude of 1890m meters above sea level. The city is referred to by many names, but the nickname "Spring City" was given to characterize its springtime-all-year-round climate that is influenced by ... ...Read More>>

Kunming Nightlife HOT

There isnt a huge selection of quality bars in Kunming, and those that do exist usually close around 1PM. The places that are available, however, usually suffice. Move from Wenhua Xiang and Wenlin Lu in the early evening to Kundu – a Chinese disco ...... Read More>>

Brief Intro to Kunming Shopping HOT

Situated as Yunnan is – bordered by so many different nations and inhabited by so many minority groups – goods and services are abundant and various. Shopping in Kunming is reminiscent of a trip to an Arab bazaar, and while this is not known as ...... Read More>>

Kunming Food Streets HOT

Xiangyu Food City 祥云美食城 You can find all these snacks and more at Xiangyun Food City Add: Xiangyun Jie, Wuhua District, Kunming... Read More>>

Kunming Transport - Bus HOT

Kunming Public Bus System Bus fares within Kunming City Proper are set at 1 RMB for adults, and children less than 1.2 meters tall travel free. A number of buses announce up-coming stops and landmarks in both Chinese and English. In general, buses start running between 6:00 and 6:30, and end between 10:00 and 10:30. The A1 Public tourism line is ... ...Read More>>

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