In an ongoing effort to raise awareness of the health risks and cruelty caused by the harvesting of millions of cats and dogs for meat each year in China – including family pets snatched from the street – animal rights organisation AnimalsAsia posted over 270 ads in 14 cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu and Shenzhen. Animals Asia explains:
The posters aim to inform the public of the health risks of eating dog and cat meat and to prompt people to re-evaluate why they’d eat animals they might otherwise consider friends not food.
The winning proposal in an international competition to rejuvenate the Changsha Meixi lake district in China – an undulating, 500-foot-long steel bridge spanning the Dragon King Harbor River, inspired by the Möbius strip and designed by Beijing and Amsterdam-based firm NEXT Architects.
Ma Kai, Vice Premier of China at at the Digital Hub, Dublin today. Mr Ma Kai, who is on a two-day visit to Ireland, is responsible for China’s “economic policy and investment”. He’s buying the pints tonight.
UPDATE: An earlier version of this post used the term ‘defiantly inscrutable’. We realise this was completely inappropriate and apologise for any offence caused.
An extremely slick, high-energy timelapse of China’s most populous city by ‘urban identity expert’ JT Singh and architectural photographer Rob Whitworth, who sez;
In 1980 Shanghai had no skyscrapers. It now has at least 4,000 — more than twice as many as New York. ‘This is Shanghai’ explores the diversities and eccentricities of the metropolis that is Shanghai going beyond the famous skyline.