As a result of food safety concerns and rapidly growing demand, China has become the number one market for US agricultural exports, according to the US Department of Agriculture. In 2012, US agricultural exports to China accounted for $26 billion—or one-fifth—of all US exports to China. Shipments of dairy products grew from $137 million in 2009 to $706 million in 2012, while the value of US soybean exports surged to $13 billion.
Yantai, China, spring 2014.
How many Maos can u fit on the head of a pin? #shanghai #antique #market #streets #maozedong http://ift.tt/1dJcjuF
Unique, shy, and drifting towards extinction, pandas still remain a recognizable symbol of conservation worldwide. Photographer Ami Vitale accompanied a crew from PBS and National Geographic Television to the mountainous region of Sichuan Province, China to document giant pandas that are slated to be released into the wild at the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda at Wolong.
Happy earth day! Here are some adorable photos of pandas…
'Guang', bright. In a stroller. Backstreet oddities. #shanghai #china #streets http://ift.tt/1o6dYPq
Throughout literature spring has long been been one of the symbols refreshment, youth and rebirth. Coming after a long and cold winter, spring brings a new-found excitement to live. Its freshness, charm and warmth are all embodied an in various Chinese chengyu (idioms).
China will begin limiting how many tourists can visit the Forbidden City, amid worries that its popularity is damaging the site.
Great Wall of China (21,196 km), China
According to Confucius, 50 is the age when people begin to understand their fate. In an effort to visually explore this concept, Beijing-based photographer Gao Rongguo created this contemplative series, entitled Identical Twins, in which he photographs twin brothers and sisters from the Shandong province.