THIS is what the World should be concerned about … the big picture! In Beijing President Xi stood on the Tiananmen Rostrum where Chairman Mao Zedong proclaimed the People’s Republic of China on October 1 1949 and extolled the ‘Chinese Dream’ of national rejuvenation … ‘There is no force that can shake the foundation of […]

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Although giant pandas spend most of the day eating and sleeping, they love to climb and play. Here a year-old cub explores the treetops in an enclosure at the Wolong center of the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda, where captive-bred pandas are trained to live in the wild. If the animal […]

via Panda Training in the Wilds of China. — Old Guv Legends

New model finds large potential range Spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) adult. Photo by Stephen Ausmus.The spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is an emerging insect pest of a number of economically important crop plants. Originating from China, its primary host plant is tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima), which is itself considered to be a noxious invasive species in…

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Since the 1980s when commercial exploitation of the Nile perch in Lake Victoria started, its fillets have been the premium product whose main market is in the European Union. Since 2017, the swim bladder of the Nile perch has emerged as a new product offering an unexpected resource to fishers, fish traders and fish processors. […]

via Is the Nile perch the next victim of the Chinese insatiable appetite for fish maw? — Laban Musinguzi Lab

by Nita Bhalla as published on Reuters.com Kenyan families left destitute by the theft and slaughter of thousands of donkeys by criminal networks supplying skins for Chinese medicine are hitting back – with vigilante gangs. Over the past three years Kenya has become the epicenter of a fast-growing industry in Africa to supply donkey skins […]

via Vigilantes join forces to stop Kenyan families losing Donkeys to China — Straight from the Horse’s Heart