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BEIJING, January 25, Xinhua -- China on Thursday announced it successfully cloned world' s first macaques from somatic cells by method that made Dolly. It makes research with customizable populations of genetically uniform monkeys a possibility.

The two cloned macaques, named Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua, were produced at the non-human-primate research facility under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) at the end of 2017. A third is due this month and more this year, said scientists.The initial research was published on the website of the scientific journal, Cell.

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KUALA LUMPUR, January 17 , Xinhua -- Giant pandas are known to have a low fertility rate, due to their indifference to sex, but a giant panda has given birth to a second cub since it was loaned from China to Malaysia in 2014, both via natural mating.

Wan Junaidi Bin Tuanku Jaafar, Malaysia's minister of natural resources and environment, said on Wednesday the baby panda was born on Jan. 14 at the national zoo with a weight of 150 grams, 89 days after its parents, Xing Xing and Liang Liang mated.

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CHENGDU, January 17 -- A pair of giant pandas named HuaBao and JinBaoBao have departed Dujiangyan Base of China Conservation and Research Center in Sichuan Province on January 17, 2018, and bound for Finland on a 15-year research project. This is also the first time for China’s giant panda to live in Finland.

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CAMBODIA, January 11 -- With the witness of Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang and Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, an Agreement on Establishing High Value Tree Species Breeding Center was signed between Zhang Jianlong, Administrator of State Forestry Administration of China and Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of the Kingdom of Cambodia on 11 January, 2018 in Cambodia.

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NAIROBI, December 5, Xinhua -- The Saihanba Afforestation Community in north China's Hebei Province received the United Nations' highest environmental honor, the Champions of the Earth award, during the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, for transforming degraded land into a lush paradise.

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