In their efforts to trace and contain a rapidly growing coronavirus outbreak in Hong Kong, authorities have identified a prime suspect of transmission: hamsters. After one employee of a pet shop tested positive for COVID-19 in...
Feb 11, 2016
For centuries, macaque monkeys have been a ubiquitous entertainment fixture in Chinese cities,...
Feb 18, 2015
Oct 8, 2014
China’s central role in the global black market in ivory and other wildlife products has...
Jul 4, 2013
As China’s appetite for meat grows, so does awareness of its environmental cost, and the number of those giving it up. From Mary Kay Magistad at PRI’s The World: […] Many Chinese just don’t want to give up meat. But...
Jun 23, 2013
Police in Beijing have been confiscating large pet dogs, including golden retrievers, labradors, collies, and many other breeds according to an official notice. Regulations from 2003 [zh] that labeled these breeds as...
Aug 21, 2012
While Miss China took the Miss World 2012 title, cows in Shanxi Province also had the opportunity to be crowned the winner in the Miss Dairy Cow Pageant, from The New York Daily News: Cows in China got the chance to strut their...
Dec 23, 2008
A reporter for the Economist writes about being a bird-watcher in China: In theory, China has lots of birds. To date, 1,329 species have been counted, out of a world total of 9,000-odd. China has a rich mix of habitats, from...
May 15, 2008
From AP via Examiner.com: First, the water level in a pond inexplicably plunged. Then, thousands of toads appeared on streets in a nearby province. Finally, just hours before China’s worst earthquake in three decades,...
Jul 10, 2007
From Associated Press: Chinese cat lovers mobilized online to save a truck load of cats from the cooking pot, a newspaper reported Tuesday. Veteran Shanghai cat rescuer Duo Zirong started off her mission Friday when she called police to stop a truck stuffed with some 800 live cats, the China Daily said. The standoff happened […]
Mar 3, 2007
From China Daily: Experts have warned of environmental pollution from increased animal husbandry, as the country became the world’s top meat and egg producer last year. “Domestic animal and poultry waste has become a major source of environmental pollution,” Oriental Outlook Weekly quoted Wu Weixiang, associate professor with Zhejiang University‘s College of Agriculture, as saying […]
Dec 27, 2006
From China.org: A worker at the Xi’an Qinling Wildlife park in Santa Claus costume feed monkeys in Xi’an, western China’s Shaanxi Province, on December 27, 2006. [Link Here]
Jul 17, 2005
From China Daily: More male Asian elephants in China will be born without tusks because poaching of tusked elephants is reducing the gene pool, a recent study predicts. Research by Zhang Li, an associate professor of zoology with the college of life sciences at Beijing Normal University, discovered that the gene for tusklessness is spreading […]
CDT in the News
- NYT — Troops, Noodles and Familial Love: China Lays Out Its Ideal Taiwan
- Coda Story – China wages war on ‘historical nihilism’
- China Spektrum – Staatliche Befugnisse in Krisensituationen: Debatten über Gewalt gegen Frauen und die Lockdown-Politik
- NYT – In Turbulent Times, Xi Builds a Security Fortress for China, and Himself
- Sinopsis – Vlivové aktivity Číny v Africe (China’s Influence Activities in Africa)