International Caver no.23 / 1998 : 3-14.The authors report the results of the first Italian expedition with a related Italian - Chinese program. They visited a region where foreigners are not ususally admitted and undertook research in an area previously visited by French expeditions. Due to bad weather some of the caves were only partially explored and mapped. During the explorations some important archaeological finds were studied as well as biospeleological and other scientific research (4 photos, 1 area map, 4 surveys, 1 figure). (PM).