At the New York Times, Andrew Jacobs reports on the bursting of a bubble in demand for Tibetan...
by Samuel Wade | May 27, 2014
Xinhua reports that a disease common among pet dogs poses a serious threat to China’s...
by Japhet Weeks | Mar 17, 2008
In 2007 China spent $757 million on pet food and pet care. In 2008, that number is expected to increase by 15 percent to $870 million. It’s still peanuts — or kibbles — compared to what Americans spend on their...
by Liu Yong | Oct 5, 2005
From Independent: The start of the Chinese Year of the Dog is just four months away, but in the southern city of Guangzhou thousands of frightened dog owners and their pets are lying doggo after local authorities intensified a crackdown on unregistered animals. Unlicensed dogs are being rounded up by the police and, in the […]
by Sophie Beach | Jul 31, 2005
From Time.com: The idea of keeping pets ” naughty or otherwise ” had long been taboo in the People’s Republic of China. During the 1966-76 Cultural Revolution, Chairman Mao’s Red Guards killed pet dogs by the tens of thousands, seeing them as symbols of the pampered bourgeoisie his Communist regime was out to eradicate. Even […]
by Xiao Qiang | Feb 14, 2005
From AFP, via News.com.au: Once banned as a bourgeois luxury, pet ownership is becoming big business in China with one in every nine Chinese now owning a dog, the Chinese state press reported today. China’s growing dog population has reached 150 million, with experts predicting that the market for dog food and accessories could reach […]