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Rare bird receives a grand welcome in Beijing
The rare spotting of a European robin — native to the United Kingdom and large parts of Europe — near Beijing Zoo has surprised Chinese ornithologists. Crowned as the UK’s national bird after a nationwide ballot in 2015, the robin attracted a large group of photographers and onlookers, who braved the cold to witness the majestic bird. A European robin was last sighted in the Chinese capital in 2014.
‘Four generations under one roof’ video goes viral
A video showing four generations of Chinese women has melted the hearts of millions across the world. The video begins with a child entering the frame and calling for her parent, who then appears. From child to parent to grandparent to great-grandparent, the video features four generations of the same family. It is part of a video meme challenge, which started on the short-video platform Douyin. A Dec 19 post on Sina Weibo from Douyin said one of the four-generation clips had gained 2 million likes.
A Swiss dictionary made in China
The first 13 volumes of a dictionary of Romansh, a language spoken in Switzerland, became available online at the beginning of December. The feat was made possible by outsourcing to China. The dictionary has existed on paper since the 16th century.
The online version was typed in record time by six women in China, with the process taking about six months. “The digitalization had to be done in China. If we had had to do this in Switzerland or Europe we wouldn’t have been able to afford it,” Ursin
Lutz, project director, said.
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