If you want the real deal on Kylin, the best public discussion is probably taking place at the Dark Visitor Blog. As you might expect of a blog that's run by people who actually speak Chinese and follow that country's scene, the story there is more believable than the sensationalism posted elsewhere.
I downloaded and tried installing KYLIN-2.1-1A.iso but didn't get far. It seems far newer versions are available if you know where to look.
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