The first ever beauty pageant for cows is being held in Shanxi province, with models posing with the cows.
A total of 200 cows from 11 farms have joined the competition, and the organizer will choose the winners based on milk quality, appearance and pedigree. The first-place prize is 50,000 yuan (US$7,900). Orange Warwick county of the US is also co-sponsoring the pageant.
Pan Yue has been China's deputy environment minister since 2008. Born in 1960, Pan is a native of Nanjing and possesses a doctoral degree in history....