Hong Kong panda Jia Jia close to longevity world record

Hong Kong panda Jia Jia close to longevity world record

Thirty-six-year-old Hong Kong panda Jia Jia, currently the oldest panda in captivity in the world, is on her way to break a world record for panda longevity. (Photo: Reuters) 

Wednesday, 15 July, 2015, 1:13pm

Chinese drive to create vast vineyards spark concern

Pandas' habitats would be damaged through deforestation in regions suitable if winegrowing unless controls are put in place. Photo: Reuters

Shenzhen businessman Peng Weijian has an insatiable curiosity when it comes to wine. For more than a decade he has travelled the globe tasting the products of grapes from many regions.

6 May 2013 - 5:22am 8 comments

Yaan, city of tea and pandas and historic gateway to Tibet and beyond

The view above Yucheng District in Yaan before Saturday's magnitude 7 earthquake. Photo: SCMP

The quake-hit city of Yaan, nestled among mountains on the fringes of the Sichuan Basis, has a long association with the tea trade and even produced the world's most expensive variety of the commodity last year.

22 Apr 2013 - 11:13am

'Panda porn' pays off for novice Chengdu lover as animals mate

Female panda Ying Ying eats bamboo at Ocean Park in Hong Kong. Photo: Sam Tsang/SCMP

Cheers erupted at the Chengdu Research Base for Giant Panda Breeding on Sunday evening after "Colin", a shy five-year-old female panda, finally mated with male companion "Yongyong."

14 Mar 2013 - 4:59pm 1 comment

China Digest, December 14, 2012

A large panda statue recently erected in the middle of a Wanjing area traffic circle has draw fire from local residents, Beijing Times reports. 

14 Dec 2012 - 3:59am


Eatliz Hidden Agenda

For Israeli art rock band Eatliz, the mainland is still a mystery and that's why the six-piece outfit are joining this year's JUE | Music + Art, an arts and music festival in Shanghai and Beijing. The group want to explore the mainland and its indie music and art scene. Eatliz will also be appearing in venues in Wuhan, Nanjing and Hong Kong.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

A sweet treat from budding young writers

In the summer of 2007, when Ocean Park received new pandas Le Le and Ying Ying, Judy Butler's classroom became a little obsessed with the animals. The students in her extra-curricular class watched videos on pandas, searched for YouTube clips, read stories, wrote poems and drew pictures.

8 May 2009 - 12:00am


1a Space

Ends August 20

Discovering something by accident happens often. Such serendipity plays into life's unpredictability, opening your mind to new experiences and ideas. That's how five Finnish artists - Joonas Kota, Liisa Lounila, Sami Lukkarinen, Erkka Nissinen and Riiko Sakkinen - created the works for their latest exhibition Serendipity.

3 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Help pandas live

DAVID Thurston must be congratulated on the excellent article ''Panda to the public'' (Sunday Morning Post Magazine, November 7). His research was thorough and enlightening about the situation on the survival of one of the world's most endangered species.

14 Nov 1993 - 12:00am