Vienna Zoo welcomes Yuan Yuan, its new male panda resident

Welcome Yuan Yuan! A new male Panda has arrived at the Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna this week from China. He is 19 year old and was chosen as a new partner for the 18 year old female Panda Yang Yang.

China opens Mars education base in Gobi desert

China on Wednesday opened ‘Mars Base 1’ in the Gobi desert, a facility aimed at educating young people about conditions on Mars. AERIAL IMAGES.

The spark behind the electric car

Videographic showing how electric cars work. Global car makers gather at the Shanghai Auto Show this week with the world’s largest vehicle market facing an unfamiliar sales slump just as China veers toward an ultra-competitive electric future.VIDEOGRAPHIC

Chinese farmer breeds bugs for the table

Cockroaches may turn some people’s stomachs, but one farmer in China is aiming to turn them into a popular delicacy.

The Hong Kong beekeeper harvesting hives barehanded

High up in the hills above Hong Kong, Yip Ki-hok uses nothing but his bare hands to remove a honey-filled nest of swarming bees — a remarkable skill he learned after the hardship of China’s famine years.

The Hong Kong beekeeper harvesting hives barehanded

High up in the hills above Hong Kong, Yip Ki-hok uses nothing but his bare hands to remove a honey-filled nest of swarming bees — a remarkable skill he learned after the hardship of China’s famine years.

Gobi the dog takes part in Paris marathon

The story of how they met during a competition in China became a global bestseller and will be immortalised on the silver screen. Surfing on a wave of popularity, Australian trail-runner Dion Leonard and his dog Gobi will take part in the Paris marathon on Sunday to promote the French release of “Finding Gobi “.

Chinese arm wrestling yanks hard for recognition

Already considered a serious sport in many parts of the world, arm wrestling has generally been viewed in China as a testosterone showdown between inebriated bar patrons. But it is gaining an arm hold with fan associations in more than 100 Chinese cities.

Queen of Denmark opens new Panda enclosure at Copenhagen Zoo

The Queen of Denmark, Margrethe II, opens the panda enclosure at the Copenhagen zoo. Two pandas, Xing Er and Mao Sun, have been “gifted” by China to the Queen and her late husband, Prins Henrik, and will stay in the zoo for the next 15 years.