A toal of 23 giant panda cubs have been born this year at the Giant Panda Conservation and Research Centres in China and abroad. The babies include 16 born at the Bifengxia Base, four in the Wolong Base, one in Guangdong, one in the United States and one in Malaysia… A total of 13 giant panda cubs born this year appeared together including six pairs of twin pandas Picture: Corbis Picture: Imaginechina/REX Shutterstock
Santa’s workshop … 19-year-old Wei works in a factory in Yiwu, China, coating polystyrene snowflakes with red powder. Wei gets through at least 10 face masks each day, trying not to breathe in the cloud of red dust.
3-year-old Chinese boy swims with white whale in east China
Yang Yang, 3, kisses a 5-year-old white whale in the water at Qingdao Polar Ocean World in Qingdao city, east Chinas Shandong province 2 June 2006. Yang Yang began to learn swimming when he was less than one year old. He can perform breast stroke, butterfly stroke, backstroke and even rolling in the water as white whales do. Yang Yang was trained to swim with a white whale by trainers at Qingdao Polar Ocean World for several days and now he can swim with the white whale at will in the water.
View of the Qingshuihe Bridge under construction over Qingshuie River in Wengan county, southwest China’s Guizhou province, December 7th 2015. The 2,171 metre long bridge is part of efforts to improve infrastructure in the mountainous province. Credit: Imaginechina/ Wu dongjun
Jia Jia sits beside her cake, which is made from ice soaked with grenadine and mint syrup. The milestone makes Jia Jia the oldest living panda in captivity. Photo Credits: ImagineChina / AP, Philippe Lopez / AFP / Getty Images, Bobby Yip / Reuters