China’s Vegetarians Outnumber America’s

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...

Police Seize Pet Dogs From Beijing Homes

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...

MOOve Over Miss World

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...

The Loneliness of the Chinese Birdwatcher

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...

Chinese Wonder If Animals Can Predict Earthquakes

From AP via 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,...




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