A Chinese soldier with a red-crowned crane in Yancheng, Jiangsu province. Photo: Xinhua
On Reflection by Nicolas Groffman
Cranes inspired Bruce Lee’s kung fu. Can they stretch to China’s ties with Korea and Japan?
The bird’s symbolism has permeated East Asian societies for thousands of years. Now the race to save one of its rarest types from extinction offers common ground to three peoples who have so often been in conflict