Kunming (Mand. pronunciation [kʰwə́n.mjə̌ŋ]; Chinese:昆明; pinyin:Kūnmíng) is the capital and largest city in Yunnan Province, Southwest China. Known as Yunnan-Fu (云南府, Yúnnánfǔ) until the 1920s, today it is a prefecture-level city and the political, economic, communications and cultural centre of the province as well as the seat of the provincial government. Kunming is also called the Spring city due to its weather. The city is home to several universities, museums, galleries and other important economic, cultural, and educational institutions. The headquarters of many of Yunnan's large businesses are in Kunming. It was important during World War II as a Chinese military center, American air base, and transport terminus for the Burma Road. Located in the middle of the Yunnan–Guizhou Plateau, Kunming is located at an altitude of 1,900 metres (6,234 feet)above sea level and at a latitude just north of the Tropic of Cancer. It covers an area of 21,473 square kilometres (8,291sqmi) and its urban area covers 2,622 square kilometres (1,012sqmi). Kunming has population of 6,432,212, including 3,583,429 in the built-up area made up of 4 urban and 1 suburban districts, and is located at the northern edge of the large Lake Dian, surrounded by temples and lake-and-limestone hill landscapes.
This is the inconvenient truth that the international community is facing ahead of the 15th conference of Parties to the CBD, which is scheduled to take place in Kunming, Yunnan province, later this year. During this gathering, the post-2020 global biodiversity framework will be discussed and hopefully agreed on.
Car-racing requires a skilful driver, but this Chinese motorist has proved that driving slowly takes just the same effort ... RELATED ARTICLES ... Share. The footage was captured on Tuesday in Kunming of southern Yunnan province. It was posted on Kuaishou, a Chinese video-sharing platform, by Lao Kun, a car enthusiast who witnessed the astonishing moment ... .
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"The post-2020 global biodiversity framework, to be agreed next year in Kunming, can play a significant role in building the resilience we need in the face of growing environmental, health and development challenges," said Mrema.
A record number of countries - nearly 150 countries and 72 Heads of State and Government - addressed the first ever Summit held on biodiversity to build political momentum towards the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, to be adopted at COP15 in Kunming, China next year.