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Pacific Naval Powers Sign Pact Aimed at Preventing Conflicts
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Arms, Asia, China, Conflict, Japan, Military, Navy, Politics, Robert Bridge, Security, USA )

Ray
- 93 days ago - rt.com
As US military action increases in the western Pacific, more than 20 countries became signatories to an agreement on Tuesday that establishes guidelines for communication, while hoping to halt military maneuvers in disputed areas.
Wild Animal Eaters Might Face Jail Time
Offbeat  (tags: Wild animals, eating, endangered, china, illegal, jailed )

Marie
- 94 days ago - shanghaidaily.com
A draft interpretation of China's Criminal Law, tabled for reading on Monday, aims to clear up ambiguities by clearly defining eating endangered wild animals, or buying them for this or other purposes, as illegal.
China Bear Farm to Be Turned Into Rescue Center
Offbeat  (tags: bear farms, china, good news, sanctuary, bear bile )

Marie
- 100 days ago - china.org.cn
Eight Chinese pharmacy chains announced last year that they have stopped selling bear bile products, as they joined Animals Asia's campaign to end bear farming. The pharmacy chains have 151 drugstores in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan.
Chinese Farmer Wears Almost Half a Million Bees
Offbeat  (tags: bees, China, farmer, million, bizarre )

Giana
- 103 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Beekeeper covers himself in bees to promote his honey.
China's Tiger Parks Under Fire From Conservationists, Animal Cruelty Experts
Offbeat  (tags: China, Siberian tigers, tiger parks, cruelty )

Marie
- 113 days ago - theolympian.com
HARBIN, CHINA -- The tourists piled into the bus, which took them through a series of gates into an enclosed, snow-covered field. Within minutes, the bus _ modified so that a steel cage covered the windows _ was surrounded by more than 20 Siberian tigers.
China's Tiger Parks Under Fire From Conservationists, Animal Cruelty Experts
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, tigers, China )

Cher Away
- 113 days ago - miamiherald.com
A visit by a McClatchy reporter to China's two largest tiger farms, in the northern city of Harbin and in the southern city of Guilin, found animals in deplorable conditions. In both cities, merchants openly sold bone wine, despite a 1993 ban by China on
Anguish of the Mothers Forced to Hand Over Their Children
Offbeat  (tags: China, abandoned, children, babies, baby hatches, sadness )

Marie
- 113 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
These heartbreaking photos reveal the anguish of parents as they abandon their children in China's so-called 'baby hatches.'
Chinese Logging Threatens Myanmar Monkey
Offbeat  (tags: China, logging, Myanmar monkey, sad news, forest )

Marie
- 115 days ago - uk.news.yahoo.com
A conservation group says illegal Chinese logging and demand for monkey bones are threatening a rare monkey species in northern Myanmar.
Body Shop Scrutiny as ' Cruelty Free ' Products Found in China Where Animal Testing Occurs
Offbeat  (tags: Loreal, body shop, animal testing, cruelty, china )

Marie
- 135 days ago - m.theage.com.au
The Body Shop's long-standing commitment to cruelty-free products is under question after an investigation by consumer group Choice found the beauty brand's products are being sold in mainland China where animal testing routinely occurs.
American Military Banned From Purchasing Flags Made in China
Offbeat  (tags: Army, China, Law, Military, Politics, Terrorism, USA )

Ray
- 153 days ago - rt.com
Any American flag purchased by the US Defense Department from now on will be legally required to have been made in the United States.
China to Build Titanic Replica--That 'Hits' Iceberg
Offbeat  (tags: China, Titanic, replica, theme park )

Dandelion
- 185 days ago - newser.com
I came across this article quite by chance. I'll leave it up to the reader on how they may feel about this. Have you ever wished you could have experienced what it was like to go down on the sinking Titanic? Now soon you'll be able to experience it.
Siamese Crocs! YouTube   video
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, siamese crocs, Steve Irwin, Steve-O, china, video )

BarbKnigh
- 188 days ago - youtube.com
Thinking of you, Steve-O! as I continue to do so every day! I miss and love you sooo much! I hope you'll be watchin' this video...
Release Tibetan Singers From Prison - Via Free Tibet Organisation
Offbeat  (tags: Tibet, China, Humans, Political Prisoners, Human Rights abuse, Oppression, Music News, Ethics )

Victoria
- 189 days ago - freetibet.org
In 2013, five singers in Tibet were jailed after writing and performing protest songs about Tibet. They joined other singers imprisoned in 2012 by the Chinese authorities occupying the country. Sign this global petition to release these people.
China Crushes Six Tons of Ivory
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, ivory, China, destroyed )

Cher Away
- 200 days ago - theguardian.com
Officials in Guangzhou destroy confiscated ivory tusks and carvings in a bid to raise awareness of elephant poaching
China to End Mandatory Animal Cosmetics Testing
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, China, testing )

Cher Away
- 200 days ago - greenerideal.com
And after much social, political and economic pressure, China's Food and Drug Administration finally announced their plans to phase out mandatory animal tests.

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