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Why are Pandas Black and White?

Why are Pandas Black and White?

If you’re like me, you may have wondered why pandas are black and white. After all, they could be pink and purple, black and yellow, blue and green or red and orange, so why black and white? Actually, quite a few theories have been put forward. Pandas like to keep an even body temperature. Their […]

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China aims to reverse pollution

China aims to reverse pollution

By the end of 2018, buildings attempting to reverse China’s pollution should be completed. These strange structures will be lathered from top to bottom with plants and will hopefully add more oxygen to China’s heavily polluted air. The buildings will all serve their own purpose as well as giving off a reasonable amount of oxygen. The […]

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2008 Olympics: Relentless record breaking

2008 Olympics: Relentless record breaking

2008 Summer Games Host: Beijing, China Medal table winner: China       Held between August 8th and 24th, the 2008 games saw the Olympics travel to the world’s most populated nation, China, for the very first time. It proved one of the most ambitious and expensive summer games in Olympic history. With groundbreaking facilities […]

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“True miracle” panda cub born

“True miracle” panda cub born

A giant panda, named Hao Hao, from a zoo in Belgium has given birth to a male cub. The staff at the zoo called it a ‘’true miracle” because when pandas are in captivity they struggle to reproduce. The name Hao Hao means ‘kindly’. The panda held the cub in her mouth to protect it […]

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China lifts the one child policy

China lifts the one child policy

Many people desired to have boys instead of girls, as in China boys are more highly regarded

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Yulin Dog Meat Festival attracts Global Criticism

Yulin Dog Meat Festival attracts Global Criticism

  China annually holds a dog meat festival under the name of Yulin, celebrated in a town of the same name. The festival is hated by millions of people and many want it to be banned. There are multiple petitions to attempt to stop the festival, including one petition, which has just under 4m supporters. […]

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Giant Panda Population on the Rise

Giant Panda Population on the Rise

The number of pandas living in the wild in China has risen over the past decade. In 2003, 1,596 pandas were roaming freely in China. The latest count stated that the panda population has grown to 1,864. Not only has the number of wild pandas increased, the number of pandas in captivity has also grown. […]

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Book on Tibetan Refugees Relaunched for Younger Readers

Book on Tibetan Refugees Relaunched for Younger Readers

In February 2013, YJA interviewed the author of an extraordinary book about the plight of two boys, who escaped from Tibet to avoid Chinese tyranny. This month, a new edition of the book aimed at younger readers has been released. From the proceeds of the first edition of Escape from Tibet, author Nick Gray has […]

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Flight Crews Mark Year of the Horse

Flight Crews Mark Year of the Horse

Each year, it represents the world’s largest seasonal migration of people as families reunite.

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Key rings sold with live animals

Key rings sold with live animals

Chinese street vendors are now selling key rings containing live animals permanently sealed in a small plastic pouch