Chinese mitten crabs invade German waters

| September 6th, 2012
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From Sina:

Destroying fishing nets, hurting other fishes, and damaging the dams… the mitten crabs originating from China have grown into a disaster in German with their huge population, leading to a loss of up to €80 million. However, German fishermen came up with a brilliant idea recently, and that is to sell the Chinese mitten crabs to Chinese restaurants.

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Merchant hangs dogs to death as protest in a relocation dispute

| October 14th, 2011
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From ifeng and others:

In the morning of October 11th, people in Shenzhen Buji road near Shenhui road were stunned to see two dogs were hung from windows in a building and alongside were banners that said, "If cornered, even a dead dogs will jump off the building (“死狗急也跳楼”, adapted from a Chinese idiom "狗急会跳墙", literally means that a cornered dog will leap over the wall. The idiom means a man driven to desperation can do anything.) The incident seemed to […]Read more…

National treasure giant panda, animal? gift? goods?

| June 7th, 2011
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From Netease:

Illustration of the number of pandas offered as gift from the China government from 1941 to 1982.

Introduction:

Beijing artist Zhao Bandi initiates a boycott against the recent huge box office hit The Kung Fu Panda 2, accusing the movie is a "cultural aggression" from America and it damages the image of the nation’s treasure giant panda. But what Zhao and his followers are unaware of is, the damage to the lovable pandas is actually from China.

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Intercepting truck on highway, volunteers rescue dogs from being slaughtered

| April 19th, 2011
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From QQ:

On 15th March, around 11 am on the highway from Beijing to Harbin, a black Mercedes overtook a truck loaded with dogs, trying to stop the truck. When Mr. Hao, the driver of the truck pulled over, Mr. An, driver in the Mercedes got off the car and accused him of selling stolen dogs. Police were called in and Mr. An also informed the case to an animal protection organization. By 10pm, more than 300 volunteers and citizens hurried […]Read more…

Viral videos, 2010 week 52

| December 26th, 2010
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Public zombie kiss

This took place in a canteen of Jilin University. I don’t know whether this girl was horny or hungry for brain or thirsty for blood.

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Cute, Cuddly Chinglish

| June 25th, 2010
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I spent a day at the Beijing Zoo last week for some intern work, and instead of oggling at the pandas like everyone else, I spent a good chunk of my time petting dogs and cats and feeding small goats at the Children’s Zoo. After comparing my Chinese zoo map with my English one, I discovered that the Chinese version uses the phrase 小动物爱心俱乐部 for “children’s zoo.” Directly translated, it means “Small Animals Affection Club.” I think this is […]Read more…

Stray dogs, staying dogs

| May 29th, 2010
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Where there are demolitions, there are stray dogs. Starting from Qing Hai Ying 3 years ago, stray dogs left in the reconstruction areas become common scenes in Beijing. While their owners move on to new lives in new homes, sadly these once beloved dogs are left behind, facing the rubbles of the old home as well as their unforeseeable future.

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