Invest in Yunnan – Investment and Cooperation Opportunities

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Yunnan Province

From micro companies to multinationals, we will bring together representatives of UK and Irish businesses, who either currently trade in China or trade abroad.

The initiative is part of a broad strategy by the Yunnan Investment Bureau seeking to build stronger international business connections and create opportunities for investment and cooperation in the Yunnan Province.

We are inviting UK and Irish businesses who are interested in the growth opportunities in China to contact us to explore the Yunnan Province, either as an initial discussion or as part of a planned trip meeting potential partners and government officials.

You can find more information about Yunnan below and by navigating through the navigation bar on the left.

Map of Yunnan Province



Dali is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Yunnan. Attractions include: Er-Hai Lake, Ancient architecture, Cang Mountain and Xizhou village. The second largest highland lake Er-Hai and one of the seven largest fresh water lakes in China. The leading sector is Biomedicine, some products include safflower injections and capsules.

Chuxiong is known as Chuxiong Yi Autonomous prefecture, with a population of over 2.56 million. It is famous for dinosaur fossils and human fossils. Its leading sectors include; biomedicine and public health.

Qujing is the 2nd largest city, with leading sectors in coal mining and advanced equipment manufacturing.

Zhaotong prefecture city has a population of 4.7 million. The leading sector is the Chemical sector.

Pu’er prefecture city is famous for its tea. Subtropical climate with no frost during the year. Leading sectors consist of food manufacturing (tea and coffee) and consumer goods manufacturing (forest products such as eucalyptus oil and raw lacquer).

Wenshan is a city with a population of 3.37 million. It has its own airport. The leading sectors are in biomedicine and new materials (metallurgy).

Xishuangbanna has a population of 990,000. Its leading sectors consist of biological medicine, healthcare products, consumer goods(furniture). It is China’s only tropical rain forest nature reserve. It is one of the main locations for rubber production.

Baoshan has a population of 2.43 million. There is one district, Longyang and 4 counties (Shidian, Longling, Changning and Tengchong). The leading sectors in the food manufacturing (walnut), metallurgy, new materials, building materials, consumer goods (such as Jade jewellery).

Dehong is an autonomous prefecture with two cities (Ruili and Mangshi) and 3 counties. Leading sectors are food manufacturing, coffee, agriculture, automobile and motorcycle machinery

Lijiang is a prefecture city known for the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Leading sectors include metallurgy, new materials (clean energy), biomedicine and food manufacturing

Lincang is a prefecture city with a population of 2.32 billion, consisting of 1 district, 4 counties and 3 autonomous counties. The leading sectors consist of biological medicine, consumer goods manufacturing (forest products).

Diqing is an autonomous prefecture with a population of 354,000.  The main tourist attractions are Shangri-La, Meili Snow Mountains and the preserved ancient town Old Diqing. The leading sector is Metallurgy.

Kunming is the provincial capital city with a population of over 6.26 million. It is a tourist attraction with lakes, pre-historic sites and villages of ethnic culture. It’s international airport is Changshui . Leading sectors are in biological medicine, new materials, information and advanced equipment manufacturing (CNC Machine tools and logistics equipment).

Yuxi is a prefecture city, with a population of over 2 million. The leading sectors include advanced equipment manufacturing and information

Nujiang River is also known as Nujiang Lisu Autonomous prefecture, it has a population of an estimated 470,000. Its leading sectors include metallurgy (zinc).

Hong He is also known as Hong He Hani Autonomous prefecture and has a population of 4.3 million. The leading sectors consist of biological medicine, food manufacturing (healthy food), metallurgy (including aluminium).

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Area:  394,000 km2

Population:  47 million (1/3 of which is the minority population)

Capital:  Kunming




Why Invest in Yunnan?

  • Yunnan’s development
    • Developing from a remote region into a powerhouse of China
    • Rapid economic and social development
    • 13th Five-Year Plan – Leaping Development Strategy


  • Yunnan’s location
    • Access to China market
    • Access to South Asia and South East Asia markets
    • Belt and Road Initiative
    • Yangtze River Economic Belt


  • Yunnan’s resources
    • Minerals


  • Yunnan’s environment
    • Comfortable Living environment
    • Excellent air quality
    • Investment incentives
    • Government support


Geography and Demographics

  • Yunnan is located in South West China, sharing a border with Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam and is connected to Thailand and Cambodia by waterways.
  • Yunnan is the heart of Asia geographically
  • In China, it is the 6th largest province. It consists of 16 prefectures/cities with a population of 47 million (4.1% of the nation’s population). Kunming is the provincial capital city
  • The distance between Beijing and Yunnan is around 2 ½ half hours by plane and around 2 hours 20 minutes from Shanghai.
  • When it comes to the climate, in summer the temperate is cool and in winter it is mild. Temperatures are usually at an average of 22 degrees in June and July and from December to January around 9 degrees. May to October it usually rains. The weather makes the location great for the agriculture sector as it has a growing season of 10 months.
  • Previously, Yunnan was perceived as inaccessible and rural, without much connection to other regions of China and the rest of the world. Today it is accessible, with direct flights to Kunming from Laos, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand as well as from China’s big cities.
  • And historically famous for its plants, flowers, tobacco, coffee, walnuts, natural resources, minerals with reserves and its culture, Yunnan exports its goods to over 116 countries, with markets in neighbouring ASEAN countries and other parts of the world.



  • Over the years, the GDP per capita has been on the rise as shown in the graph below. In April 2015, the GDP was at a low 2% in 2015, in December 2017 it rose to 9.9%

Economy Chart

  • GDP per income has also been increasing, in 2016 it rose from 1478.84 billion RMB to 1653 billion in 2017.
  • The Chinese Government’s 13th Five Year Plan is vital for the development of Yunnan and within many sectors it has been the guideline to development and creating opportunities for foreign investment.
  • Within Yunnan province there are 132 Industrial parks, covering key sectors:
    • Biological medicine
    • Information/E-commerce
    • Modern Logistics
    • Consumer & Food Manufacturing
    • Agriculture
    • Tourism & Culture
    • and New Materials



Today, there are 22 universities spread across Yunnan, specialising in Teacher Training, Science and Technology, Business Management, Medicine, Agriculture and Forestry.  The majority of the universities are in Kunming, and one university in each of the other cities such as Pu’er, Dali, Wenshan, Yuxi, Zhaotong, Qujing, Mengzi and Chuxiong.

Culture and Customs

Amongst all the provinces in China, Yunnan has the largest number of the minority ethnic groups in China, with 25 out of 56 ethnic minority groups residing there; which equates to 28% of the population in the province. Although other ethnic dialects are spoken, the official language is Mandarin Chinese.

To protect their unique traditions, ethnic minorities maintain their dancing, singing, painting and music through the traditional festivals which are held in Yunnan. Tourists from other regions in China come to attend festival tours in the province.  As a well-known province for its tourist attraction and offering its visitors; festival tours, beautiful lakes, forestry, prehistoric cities, with both human and dinosaur fossil, an estimated 431 million people visited the province in 2015 of which 5.7 million were overseas tourists.

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Why Invest in Yunnan?

  • Yunnan's location
    • Access to China market
      • Population of 1.3 billion.
      • Railway, highway, aviation, water and internet infrastructure development has contributed towards connecting its sectors to the rest of China followed by increasing attraction, openness and creating the perfect environment for foreign investment.
    • Access to South Asia and South East Asia markets
      • National development strategies and policies have been implemented to develop the province into China’s powerhouse facing South East Asia and South Asia. As a result, there has been an increase in its exchange and cooperation with Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar (BCIM) economic corridor to strengthen and improve the Yunnan-India and Yunnan-Myanmar cooperation including northern Vietnam and Laos.
      • The development taking place produces tremendous benefits for businesses looking for a position and development within the Asian market. The location and relations with neighbouring countries; are important for investors as they would gain access to other markets.


  • Yunnan’s resources
    • Minerals
      • Yunnan’s mineral resources rank top in China which include lead, zinc, tin phosphorus, copper and silver ores.


  • Yunnan’s environment
    • Lower labour costs
      • The cost of labour per month in Yunnan is between 1180 RMB and 1570 RMB in comparison to Beijing’s 1890 RMB
    • Investment incentives
      • Investment and cooperation are welcomed in Yunnan province with investment incentives
    • Government support
      • Yunnan’s Provincial Government’s Investment Bureau actively support interest in investment and cooperation activities


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Key Sectors in Yunnan

Key sectors for investment in Yunnan include;

  • Biological Medicine & General Public Health
  • Tourism & Culture
  • Information
  • Modern Logistics
  • Modern Agriculture
  • New Materials
  • Advanced Equipment Manufacturing
  • Food and Consumer Goods Manufacturing


Biological Medicine and Public Health

Key Sectors in Yunnan - Biomedicine



This industry includes biological medicine, medical apparatus and instruments manufacturing, health products, medical services, health management, healthcare and other aspects related to public health.


Yunnan has been known as the “Kingdom of Plants”, “Kingdom of Animals”, “Kingdom of Microorganism”, “Home of Medical Herbs, “Home of Spices” and “Biological Gene Pool”.

An industrial system of biological medicine and general public health has been formed in Yunnan, consisting of natural medicine (TCM), planting and processing of herbal medicine, R & D and production of biological medicine, production of healthcare products.  5 major planting bases of Chinese herbal medicine have been built.

Yunnan plans top focus on new medicine development, integrater biomedical innovation, accelerate the modernization of Chinese traditional medicine, develop biotech medicines (new vaccines and monocional antibodies), develop chemical drugs and medical apparatus and instruments, cultivate gene detection and stem cells application, promote the development of new business models such as precision medicine and “Internet plus” medical treatment.

Yunnan  is  going  to  explore  the  recourses  of  ethnic  and  local  medicinal  cultures,  accelerate  the development of diversified health services and products, build the general public health industry system integrated with health, old-age care, health care, medical treatment and physical fitness. Yunnan is to build itself as the centre of biological medicine and general public health to serve the whole country and South Asia and Southeast Asia.


Tourism & Culture

Key Sectors in Yunnan - Tourism


Yunnan is the top tourist province in China receiving over 431 million domestic and overseas tourists in 2016.  It’s advantages are unparalleled natural scenery, ethnic culture and world heritage sites such as Lijiang. 

Yunnan has invested substantially in building the infrastructure for its tourism industry and it has the largest number of star grade hotels in western China. 

Yunnan has vowed to strengthen the building of its “Five Networks” infrastructure scheme. In the next five years, the province plans to spend 160 billion yuan on related projects, speeding up the development of road, water, aviation and energy networks, as well as online Internet capacity.

In the past year alone, 12 expressways were opened to traffic in Yunnan. Among the 82 projects listed in the provincial 13th Five-Year Plan” seven have been completed and opened to traffic. They span a total of 451 kilometres. Additionally, 13 railway projects—including the Yuxi-Mohan line connecting China with Laos, and the Dali-Ruili line linking China and Myanmar—are advancing across the board.

In terms of the province’s aviation network, passenger throughput handled by the Yunnan Airport Group increased from 31.92 million passengers in 2012 to 63 million passengers in 2017.   Additionally, the feeder airport aviation market has gradually become more mature and stable, laying a solid foundation for the overall development of Yunnan Airport Group.

To date, Yunnan has built a high-speed broadband network covering large areas with excellent service. More than 98 percent of the administrative villages in the province have access to fibre optic services, and the mobile 4G network covers all urban areas and administrative villages. Information services and applications continue to progress.

To promote Tourism, the 13th Five Year Plan seeks to develop:

  • leisure and vacation
  • health preservation
  • sight-seeing
  • special entertainment
  • shopping, catering and accommodation


In addition, Yunnan will focus on the development of cultural industries including news media, publication, distribution and printing, song and dance performance, film & television and music & video, advertising and cultural leisure and recreation, develop the traditional culture and art with ethnic and local characteristics and encourage creating quality cultural products, boost the deep integration of tourism and culture, promote the cultural connotation of tourism development and develop new business model of tourism culture.     

This sector provides immense opportunities for international hotel groups, airlines and travel companies to develop further business in China.


Information Industry

Key Sectors in Yunnan - IT

Information Technology

 The information sector is a vital part of Yunnan’s economy, due to its significance is providing support within sectors to become more effective through the development of new generation information and communication technology.

The key fields within the Information sector for investment and development include building a “Big Data” action plan and forging an international communication centre and a centre of regional information which will include:

  • new generation information technology
  • information & communication services
  • electronic information and manufacturing
  • software and information services
  • mobile internet
  • Internet of Things


Yunnan also intends to build a core zone for the information industry and innovative development in Chenggong Information Industry Park of Kunming.  They will focus on the development of cloud computing, big data, mobile internet, software and IT services, Beidou navigation satellite systems, spatial geographic information, Pan-Asia languages software which will include all elements required to support the development of the information industry in Yunnan.


Modern Logistics

Key Sectors in Yunnan - Logistics


The Modern Logistics sector is cross-industry, cross-department and cross-regional and complex through the integration of transport, warehousing, processing, distribution and freight forwarding and information to form a complete supply chain. 

In Yunnan, modern logistics is developing quite rapidly due to the implementation of the Belt & Road Initiative, including the construction of infrastructure within rail, road, aviation and water transportation. The continuous development involves projects of multimodal transportation. 

The maintenance of infrastructure and further development requires machinery, these are produced in Yunnan within Modern Logistics and Equipment Manufacturing sectors. Projects have been created to achieve set goals, some with opportunities for inward foreign investment.

In accordance with the 13th Five Year Plan, Yunnan will build itself into becoming:

  • The South West Logistics Centre of China
  • The Logistics and Trading Centre of Chinese Agricultural products with Plateau characteristics
  • The Cross-Border Logistics Centre of China facing South Asia and South East Asia


Modern Agriculture

Key Sectors in Yunnan - Agriculture


In Yunnan the forest coverage rate is 55.7% and it is rich in biological diversity, with plant and animal species ranking first in China.

The yields of tobacco, walnut natural rubber, fresh-cut flowers and coffee rank first in China.  Agricultural products with plateau characteristics are exported to 116 countries and areas and the value of exports has exceeded 4 billion US Dollars.

Total output of agriculture is expected to grow and this will include ten major sub-sectors including:

  • Swine
  • Cattle
  • Sheep
  • Vegetable
  • Flower and Garden plant
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Tea
  • Walnut
  • Coffee
  • Fruit
  • Edible mushroom


The province is also going to promote the development of sugar and tuber crops to build high-yield, efficient, ecological and safe brands.

In additional Yunnan is developing e-commerce of agricultural products, leisure agriculture, cross-border agriculture as well as exploring agro-ecological, leisure, cultural and non-agricultural values to develop industries such as rural tourism, health preservation, provision for the elderly etc.


New Materials

Key Sectors in Yunnan - New Materials

New Materials

 Yunnan is rich in mineral resources and their mineral resources (including nonferrous metals, rare and precious metals) rank top in China with more 150 mineral products discovered and 92 kinds with proven reserves which include lead, zinc, tin phosphorus, copper and silver ores.

Industrial clusters of precious metals have been preliminarily formed in as its centres:


  • The germanium sector has been preliminarily formed with the core of “Photoelectron Industrial Base” and Germanium Materials Base”.
  • The titanium industry cluster has been taking shape with the core of Chuxiong and Lufeng
  • The world’s largest tin industry cluster has been built with the core of Kunming, Honghe and Gejiu

A batch of large-scale new material enterprises have been built eg Sino-Platinum Metals Co Ltd, Yunnan Germanium and Yunnan Titanium Industry Co Ltd.

In  the  "13th  Five-Year  Plan",  it  is  planned  that  Yunnan  would  focus  on  marketization,  high-end orientation, serialization, standardization and centralization, and implement  168  projects in the new materials industry. And their goal is to include the cultivation of 6 key fields including new materials of precious metal, new materials of basic metal,  new  materials  of  rare  metal,  photoelectronic  and  battery  materials,  new  chemical  materials  and advanced new materials, and organize the construction of  8  projects, including the cultivation of leading enterprises,  development  of  industrial  agglomeration,  construction  of  standard  system,  international development and new material industry with "Internet plus".


Advanced Equipment Manufacturing Sector

Key Sectors in Yunnan - Engineering


 Yunnan has great opportunities for the development of Advanced Equipment Manufacturing.

 New Prospects for the intellectualization of high end manufacturing are based on the recent developments which has opened a pool of opportunities within this sector which will include those with advanced technologies and distinct characteristics including railway maintenance machinery, complete equipment of airport automatic logistics, complete equipment of mining and metallurgy, electric equipment, diesel engine for cars.

And Yunnan will focus on:

  • The Development of informatization, intellectualization and automation
  • Accelerating the development of new energy automobiles and passenger vehicles
  • Encouraging transformation and upgrading of existing automobile enterprises
  • Supporting the development of auto parts
  • Building automobile sector with sales revenue over RMB one hundred billion


And to accelerate development in the following:

  • Numerically controlled machine tools
  • Complete automatic logistics equipment
  • Rail transit equipment
  • Railway maintenance equipment
  • Electrical and new energy equipment
  • Heavy Duty mining and metallurgical equipment
  • Engineering machinery
  • Agricultural machinery equipment
  • Energy saving & environmental protection equipment
  • General aviation equipment
  • Development of robots and 3D printers

Yunnan will invest funds to develop the advanced equipment manufacturing sector and accelerate the construction of open, innovative, high end, information and green manufacturing system.  It is estimated that in 2020, the prime operating revenue will reach RMB 170 billion with an annual average growth rate of 20%.


Food and Consumer Goods Manufacturing

Key Sectors in Yunnan - FMCG


The Food and Consumer Goods Manufacturing sector in the province aims to develop daily consumer goods manufacturing for the markets within South East Asia and South Asia including ASEAN countries.

Yunnan is looking to build an export-orientated industrial base and a production and processing base of import & export commodities for China to open up to Southeast Asia and countries along the Indian Ocean.  And also to build up a production base of consumer goods, such as light industrial products, textiles and garments.

According to the 13th Five Year Plan, the priority sectors will be:

  • Agricultural industry and sideline products processing
  • Food manufacturing
  • and alcoholic, beverage and refined tea manufacturing industry

The consumer goods industry will focus on 5 industries including:

  • Wood processing and furniture manufacturing
  • Rubber product industry
  • Handicraft manufacturing industry
  • Textile & clothing industry
  • Daily chemical and household appliances industry

Areas for development and investment within Food and Consumer Goods sector include:

  • creation of brand product 
  • innovative promotion
  • construction of service platform 
  • quality and safety assurance


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Investment Project Opportunities in Yunnan

  • Intelligent Health Care Equipment Manufacturing Project
  • Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Medicine Intermediate Production Project
  • Intelligent Healthcare Devices and Equipment Manufacturing Project
  • Biomedical Industry Innovation Incubator Base and Technological Innovation Public Service Platform Construction Project
  • Economic Development Zone Chemical Production Project
  • Tech Zone Molecular Diagnostic Reagent Production Project
  • Tech Zone Coenzyme Q10 End Product Industrialization Project
  • Biomedical Industry Core Area Project
  • Tea Derivatives and Product Development Projects
  • Pharmaceutical Factory Cooperation Project
  • Tourism Town Construction Project
  • Volcanic Stone Modified Beauty and Healthcare Products Development Project
  • British Investments in Berry Cultivation in Yunnan


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Investment Incentives in Yunnan

Please follow the link below to find out about investment incentives in the Biomedicine sector:

Investment Incentives Yuxi High-Tech Park - Biopharmaceutical


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Infrastructure in Yunnan

Embracing the development of the Infrastructure in; road, railway, aviation, waterway and internet networks, has positioned Yunnan to build a powerful infrastructure system encouraging development, therefore implementing the National Strategies.

Today there are 14 airports in service with flights to more than 400 destinations both in China and abroad. Kunming’s Changshui International Airport is the 3rd largest airport in China, with an estimated 37 million passengers each year.

Other airports in the province can be found in Dali, Zhaotong, Diqing, Baoshan, Pu’er, Lijiang, Wenshan, Tengchong, Xishuangbanna, Lincang and Dehong. By 2020 it is estimated there will be an increase of more than 50 general airports within the province.

The Belt and Road Initiative is a highway which will link Asia, Europe and Africa. Yunnan Province chose to join the initiative. As a result, Jiaotou, a Yunnan enterprise joined the initiative in 2017 and since has worked to transform the province from a remote border to China’s frontier open to South Asia and South East Asia markets.

The Xiaomengyang Mohan expressway, an express train between Kunming and Bangkok opened September 2017. This has created efficiency in travel to Bangkok and to have access to the market for the businesses in Yunnan.

Within the road network there are twenty trans-national highways and five international passages (China to Vietnam, China to Thailand via Laos and China to Myanmar). The rail network comprises of eight Trans-provincial and five trans-national railways (China to Vietnam, China to Laos, China to Myanmar, China to India via Myanmar and China to Thailand.)


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Industry Clusters in Yunnan

Certain cities/regions are known for their specialism in their production within different sectors. Some investment opportunities/projects are within these cities.  Below are some of the Specialist Cities and what they specialise in.


There is an increase in demand for Anti-aging and cosmetics production in Kunming.

There is an increase in demand for Anti-aging and cosmetics production in Kunming.

Kunming is the 16th largest city in China with a population of 6.6 million. Known for its good weather all year round, it is referred to as the city of Eternal Spring and the centre of Yunnan’s economy and culture. It is one of the most popular destinations in Southwest China, with the 3rd largest airport in China with direct flights to the big cities in the country and Thailand, Singapore, Laos, Malaysia and The Republic of Korea.

Recognised as an educational centre, with 13 universities and over 300 scientific research institutions. Some of the universities specialise in: medicine, teacher-training, science and technology research. There are two Development Zones, Kunming High-tech Industrial Development Zone and Kunming Economic and Technological Development Zone. Kunming is known as a specialist in the following sectors;

  • Biomedicine; anti-aging and cosmetic products
  • New Materials; processing rare and precious metals such as copper and aluminium
  • Information
  • Modern Logistics
  • Advanced Equipment Manufacturing; CNC machine tools



Chuxiong is known for its production of walnuts

Chuxiong is known for its production of walnuts


Chuxiong is in the north of the province, with a population of 2.56 million. It is known for connecting to the ‘One belt, one road’ and Yangtze River Economy zone. It is directly linked to the Indian and Pacific Ocean making it a channel for two- way trade. There are two Industrial Parks (Lufeng and Dayao) and one Development Zone, Chuxiong Economic and Technological Development Zone.

Chuxiong is known as a specialist within the following sectors:


  • New Materials; deep processing iron, steel, titanium and copper.
  • Advanced Equipment manufacturing; new energy automobile.
  • Food Manufacturing;
  • Biomedicine; clinical medicine production, biomedical innovation, incubator base, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular medicine, intelligent healthcare equipment and products.



CNC Engineering

The demand for CNC machinery is growing in Yuxi.


Yuxi is 88 km away from Kunming, its location is in the middle of the province, with a population of over 2 million people. It is the closest city to Kunming and there are 6 Industrial Parks. It is known as the hometown of Yunnan tobacco, lanterns and highland water. It has 40 types of mineral resources (including iron, nickel and copper).

Foreign investors today are attracted to its specialties within:



  • Biomedicine; molecular diagnostic products, coenzyme c10 capsules,
  • Advanced Equipment Manufacturing; CNC machine, solar energy equipment, electromechanical equipment,
  • New Materials; metallurgy such as mineral processing, rare and precious metal
  • Modern logistics



Jade Jewellery is produced in Tengchong and purchased by tourists when visiting China.

Jade Jewellery is produced in Tengchong


Tengchong is a county in the city of Baoshan on the western edge of Yunnan, with an estimated population of 45,000. It is known for its mountains, volcanoes, hot springs and historical sites. The county has a well-known history of tea and pharmaceutical medicine. There is a wide range of biomedicine resources and it is abounding in its water resources.

Specialties which are an attraction for foreign investment:


  • Food Manufacturing; Tea Production
  • Biomedicine; Health and Beauty Modified products using the volcanic stones
  • Tourism and Culture; Development of Lotus town and building a tourist resort destination
  • Tourism, Health and Consumer Goods; Integrating leisure, healthcare and elderly healthcare and jade jewellery.


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Industrial Parks in Yunnan

Yunnan has a total of 132 industrial parks scattered in every city, county and district, consisting of 70 key industrial parks at a provincial level or above and 62 prefectural/ municipal industrial parks. Built for industrial development, the focus is on production within various industries. The government’s support in the province’s development to achieve set goals for the 13th Five Year Plan has been phenomenal, with financial support for the improvement in transport links, leading to an increase in the production of goods within the key sectors. The Belt and Road Initiative has also proved beneficial to the province with a rise in the freight volume passing through the border ports.

National Level Industrial Parks



Leading Industries

Supporting Industries


Kunming High-tech Industrial Development Zone

·       biomedicine,

·       new materials(rare and precious metal)

·       information technology

·        advanced equipment manufacturing.

·       high-tech service (sci-tech)


Kunming Economic and Technological Development Zone

·       advanced equipment manufacturing (CNC machine tools and logistics equipment)

·       Information technology

·       high-tech service (sci-tech)


Yanglin Economic and Technological Development Zone

·       advanced equipment manufacturing (automobile, CNC machine tools)

·       food manufacturing


Qujing Economic and Technological Development Zone

·       new material of non-ferrous metal

·       advanced equipment manufacturing

·       information technology

·       biomedicine

·       tobacco


Yuxi High-tech Industrial Development Zone

·       advanced equipment manufacturing

·       information technology

·       biomedicine

·       tobacco


Mengzi Economic and Technologcal Development Zone

·       metallurgy (material deep processing)

·        new material

·       Information technology (electronic information product manufacturing)  

·       advanced equipment manufacturing

·       food manufacturing (food and biological resources)



Dali Economic and Technological Development Zone

·       advanced equipment manufacturing (automobile and machine)

·       biomedicine

·       food manufacturing (agricultural and side-line products processing)

·       consumer goods

To See a full List of Industrial Parks in Yunnan please click on the link.

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Universities in Yunnan

Dali University

Dali University

There are 22 universities in Yunnan, the majority are in the provincial capital city Kunming. Some of the universities' specialisations consist of teacher training, business management, science and technology, agriculture and forestry. In the past few years, there’s been an increase in international students studying in the province. The universities in Yunnan have partnerships with other institutions across the globe, some of which are with universities from the UK and Ireland.

Universities in Yunnan 


Specialises in

Kunming University of Science and Technology

Polytechnic University

Yunnan Agricultural University


Yunnan Arts University

Comprehensive Art

Yunnan Normal University

English Teacher training

Yunnan University of Finance and Economics

Economics and Management

Baoshan University


Chuxiong Normal University


Dali University


Honghe University


Kunming Medical University


Kunming University


Chuxiong Normal University


Qujing Normal University


Southwest Forestry University


Wenshan University


Yunnan College of Business Management


Yunnan Minzu University


Yunnan Normal University


Yunnan Technology and Business University

Polytechnic University

Yunnan University


Yunnan University of Finance and Economics

Finance and Economics

Yunnan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine


Yuxi Normal University


Zhaotong University



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Yunnan Events and Activities

There will be an Agri-tech mission going to Yunnan in January, below are some useful links:

Webinar - 12 December - 12.00pm-1.00pm

Agri-tech Mission - 19-24 January 2019


Come and join us at one of our Yunnan info events in Huddersfield and Leeds.
Please click on the events below to see the full agenda and register for free:

Huddersfield 22 June

Leeds 18 July

We are looking forward to seeing you there!


Information on future events to come soon.


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Useful links

GoKunming: Events and News in and around Kunming

Wikipedia Site for Kunming

Guide for Travelling in and around Kunming

Official Website of Yunnan City

Kunming Business Guide - Economic Overview

Kunming Economic and Technological Development Zone - Official Website (Chinese)

Kunming National High-tech Industrial Development Zone - Official Website (Chinese)

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