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Chinese friendship garden to open in St. Paul, Minnesota

The St. Paul-Changsha China Friendship Garden in Phalen Park in St. Paul, the state capital of Minnesota, will open to the public on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/31 19:13:41

Iconic Chinese garden in Sydney listed as protected historic site

The Chinese Garden of Friendship in Sydney, capital of Australia's New South Wales, is being listed as a heritage site, amid celebrations marking the 30th anniversary of the iconic venue, according to authorities.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/9 19:28:39

Scarred UNESCO World Heritage site slowly recovers after quake

Over the past year, Ren Guiyuan has spent at least four hours every day touring the Jiuzhaigou National Park in the mountainous areas of Southwest China's Sichuan Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/28 17:08:40

China's youth obsessed by cat sniffing

Zhou Shuaibo loves sniffing his orange Tabby cat and spends hours playing with his pet every day.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/17 14:34:15

Highlights of KoShariki Cat Show in Moscow

A cat is seen at a booth during the KoShariki Cat Show at the Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Center in Moscow, Russia, on Jan. 4, 2018. The cat show will last until Jan. 5.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 8:40:31

Cats receive free anti-rabies vaccines at animal clinic in Indonesia

A cat is given an anti-rabies vaccine for free at an animal clinic in South Tangerang, Indonesia, on Dec. 20, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/21 18:00:07

7th Pet Variety show held in Bangkok

A visitor poses for photo with silky chickens during the 7th Pet Variety show at the IMPACT Muang Thong Thani Exhibition and Convention Center in Bangkok, Thailand, Dec. 14, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/15 8:24:51

Pet Fair Asia 2017 kicks off in Shanghai

Akita dogs are seen at the Pet Fair Asia 2017 in Shanghai, east China's Shanghai Municipality, Aug. 24, 2017. The Pet Fair Asia 2017 kicked off at Shanghai New International Expo Center Thursday, with 950 exhibitors from around the world participating.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/25 8:35:30

One in three pets overweight in US: report

Approximately one in three pets that visited a nationwide pet hospital network in the United States in 2016 was overweight or obese, the hospital's latest report said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/29 15:59:48

With too much stress, dogs may grow premature gray hair: study

Dogs can experience premature graying on their fur as a result of too much stress, just like some humans do, a new study has found.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/21 17:15:02

Japanese rocket draped in colorful manga art to attract attention of kids launches satellite into space

A Japanese rocket that fired a weather satellite into space on Wednesday was decked out in colorful manga in a bid to raise awareness among kids about the wonders of the universe.
Source: AFP | 2016/11/3 19:43:39

House that played Harry Potter's Privet Drive home for sale

A cupboard under the stairs, which was replaced by one filmed in a studio, is shown in the house for sale that starred onscreen as Harry Potter's childhood home in the town of Bracknell, England, just over 30 miles (50 kms) west of central London, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016.
Source: Ecns.cn | 2016/9/22 9:35:14

LGBT community looking for a happy life with kids

Pictures of a happy family of six - with two daddies and two sets of twins - is what netizens see when they first visit the now well-known Sina Weibo account "Li Ruan Yijiaren," or "The Family of Li and Ruan."
Source: Global Times | 2015/9/21 19:08:01

US authorities allow rich families to reside in public housing: watchdog report

More than 25,000 over-income US families are currently taking advantage of the public housing assistance supposedly offered to low-income families and will cost US taxpayers over 100 million US dollars over the next year, said a government watchdog report.
Source: Xinhua | 2015/8/19 11:02:16

In pics: modular house made by recycled materials

Workers build a modular house in Shijiazhuang, capital of north China's Hebei Province, June 20, 2015. A local company showed their modular house made by recycled materials. The modularization design brings no pollution during building process and could save two thirds of the construction time.
Source: Xinhua | 2015/6/21 10:35:27

New environmental protection campaign says 'no' to online wildlife trade

A new campaign by international NGOs The Nature Conservancy (TNC), International Fund For Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Chinese social media portal Tencent will call for people to boycott the online wildlife trade.
Source: Global Times | 2015/5/24 16:23:01

Stepparents to discuss 'What did Disney have against Step-mothers?'

"What did Disney have against Step-mothers?" is the theme of the first Congress of Stepmothers, Stepfathers and Stepchildren due to begin in Lisbon on Saturday, which will discuss the negative image of the relationship between step-parents and step-children, Portuguese news agency Lusa reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2014/11/29 11:47:52

Shooting for city's hidden treasures

It was 4 am on the Bund. Darrell Lew and his friends were busy prepping their camera kits for the sunrise, the “big moment” of a day they planned to spend wandering the streets of Shanghai, looking for scenes to shoot, Lew said.
Source: Global Times | 2014/11/9 18:38:01