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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

Beekeeping in Shennongjia nature reserve, in C China's Hubei

A beekeeper checks beehives in Shennongjia nature reserve, in central China's Hubei province, Sept. 6, 2014.
Source: Xinhua | 2014/9/7 11:22:19

At home abroad

It is never easy to move to a foreign country, but Anlaug Vatne and Siri Taugbøl, two women active in the Norwegian expat organization Klubb Norge, believe that as long as people are open-minded, they can make a strange city feel like home.
Source: Global Times | 2014/7/14 18:18:02

Malta's Chinese garden reopens after renewal

The Garden of Serenity, a traditional Chinese garden which is situated in Santa Lucija in the south of Malta, reopened to the public as its completion and handover ceremony of renovation project launched on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2014/5/10 10:54:27

Review of major intl gardening expos in China

The International Horticultural Exposition opened in the coastal city of Qingdao in east China's Shandong Province on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2014/4/25 21:40:06

Building a legacy set to last

Few architects in the world have been as dedicated to designing residential buildings than the late Japanese architect Kazuo Shinohara, who died in 2006. Even fewer have summarized their thought in such a systematic way, or had such a lasting legacy.
Source: Global Times | 2014/4/23 18:28:01

People of Dong ethnic group prepare for get-together in C China

People of the Dong ethnic group prepare for their get-together banquet in Tongdao Dong Autonomous County, central China's Hunan Province, April 17, 2014. Some 1000 tourists took part in a traditional get-together banquet, in which various dishes were offered by every local family.
Source: Xinhua | 2014/4/18 17:29:46

Gardening is a budding market

As urbanization speeds up in China, people are finding themselves further and further away from nature. But along with growing awareness of low-carbon lifestyles, food safety and environment protection, more people are getting into gardening at home, whether it's tending a few pots or a larger balcony garden.
Source: Global Times | 2011/10/25 22:41:32