• China Jun 18, 2019

    Rescue Efforts Underway After China Quake Kills at Least 12

    Rescue efforts were underway Tuesday after an earthquake in southwestern China left 12 people dead and 135 others injured, authorities said. Hundreds of firefighters arrived early Tuesday and rescued at least eight trapped people, the Chinese Ministry of Emergency Management said. State broadcaster CCTV showed soldiers using a chainsaw to cut through a wooden door and rescue a couple under...

  • United States Aug 8, 2017

    At Least 19 Dead, More Than 240 Injured After Strong Quake Rocks Southwest China

    Stranded tourists and residents struggled Wednesday to clear roads and cope with power cuts caused by a powerful earthquake that killed at least 19 people and injured 247. The magnitude 6.5 quake struck a mountainous region near a national park that is one of the country’s top tourist attractions. Rescuers dug through rubble with their hands and used detectors to...

  • Shannon Ho Jun 24, 2017

    9 Bodies Found After Landslide Buries Scores in China

    Crews searching through the night in the rubble left by a landslide that buried a mountain village under tons of soil and rocks in southwestern China found nine bodies, but more than 110 more people remained missing. About 3,000 rescuers were using detection devices and dogs to look for signs of life in an area that once held 62 homes...

  • China Mar 24, 2017

    Bao Bao Makes Public Debut in China

    Bao Bao made her public debut on Friday at a conservation and research center for giant pandas in China’s Sichuan Province. Bao Bao was born in 2013 at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.

  • United States Mar 10, 2017

    Twin Panda Cubs Reach Milestone At Georgia Zoo

    Ya Lun and Xi Lun, the only two giant panda twins in the US, have reached a new milestone as they now enjoy all-day play in their dayroom habitat, the Atlanta Zoo said on Thursday.

  • China Feb 27, 2017

    Now in China, Bao Bao Starts Quarantine

    American-born panda Bao Bao has begun settling into her new home in southwest China, where she will eventually join a breeding program after a period of quarantine.

  • China Feb 23, 2017

    US-Born Panda Bao Bao Lands in China After Leaving DC Zoo

    An American-born panda started settling into her new home Thursday in southwest China where she will eventually join a breeding program. Bao Bao was born at the National Zoo in Washington to panda parents on loan from China. Under an agreement between China and the U.S., such panda cubs must be returned to China before they are 4 years old,...

  • president Dec 2, 2016

    Full-Sized Titanic Replica Being Built in China

    Construction on the world’s first full-sized Titanic replica has started in China, a country with a well-documented fascination with the tale of the ill-fated ocean liner. The 300-meter (984-foot) vessel being built by the Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Co. is scheduled for completion by the end of 2018 and will remain permanently docked as a tourist attraction in landlocked Sichuan province....

  • The Associated Press Sep 6, 2016

    Giant Panda Is No Longer Endangered, Experts Say

    A leading international group has taken the giant panda off its endangered list thanks to decades of conservation efforts, but China’s government discounted the move on Monday, saying it did not view the status of the country’s beloved symbol as any less serious. The International Union for Conservation of Nature said in a report released Sunday that the panda is...

  • social media Aug 19, 2014

    Bao Bao’s First Birthday Will Begin With Traditional Chinese Ceremony

    Everyone’s favorite panda cub, Bao Bao, turns one year-old this Saturday, and the Smithsonian National Zoo has a big day planned for her.

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