Top image via Asian Correspondent: “6-month-old baby Miu Suwazono wearing a costume featuring giant panda.” Source: Reuters/Issei Kato
Hundreds turned out to Tokyo Zoo on Tuesday to see Xiang Xiang, a six-month-old female panda born at Ueno Zoological Gardens in June. Asian Correspondent has compiled photos of her and her mother, Shin Shin, and notes, “It has been nearly three decades since a baby panda at the capital’s zoo has survived this long.”
Also be sure to check out our other Society piece for the day, A Top 10 List of Society News in China, 2017, featuring an arsonist nanny, a tiger mauling, maggot-infested KFC chicken…plus some non-tragic news.
- Redeveloping the world’s art factory
The writing on the walls / The World of Chinese
The art village of Dafen produces as much as 70 percent of the world’s oil paintings — almost all replicas — but local government efforts to rezone and “manage” the area could push the industry out.
- Children and values
China’s one-child generation not so selfish after all / Science Daily
“New research suggests that — in the workplace at least — the one-child generation is just as cooperative as preceding generations of Chinese workers.”
What’s behind China’s spate of murdered teachers? / Sixth Tone
“When parents do not set clear boundaries for their children’s behavior, violence is more likely to erupt.”
- Office culture
Chinese staff made to slap each other on stage at company’s anniversary celebration / SCMP
“A worker was quoted as saying that the slapping exercise was ‘meant to strengthen team bonds.’”
Chinese officials save 276 horseshoe crabs from certain death, return them to the sea / SCMP