Two cloned pigs were placed in an enclosure at a safari park in Shenzhen on Monday this week. The pigs were provided by the Beijing Genomics Institute, which is based in Shenzhen. Dou Hongwei 窦红伟, the director of the Institute, explained that one pig was cloned while the other is the offspring of a cloned pig. The two animals were genetically modified to make them as small as 15 kilograms and therefore suitable as pets, according to the South China Morning Post.
- Li Na Land, reality TV and fashion — what China’s tennis pioneer did next / CNN
China’s best-loved tennis star has retired from the court but is having a second career as an entrepreneur and investor.
- ‘Age of Empires’: How two dynasties of art forged China’s identity / NYT (paywall)
A review of an exhibition at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, Age of Empires: Chinese Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties (221 B.C.–A.D. 220).
- Bloody images of baby dolphin being butchered on the street horrify Chinese internet/ Shanghaiist
- Chinese women golfers may shun LPGA event amid China-South Korea tensions / Reuters
- China shuts some ivory factories, Hong Kong seen as a loophole / Reuters