I have an feature in today’s Financial Times Weekend Magazine. It starts and finishes in Baoxing (left), a few hours’ drive north of Ya’an City, and uses the town and surrounding panda habitat to explore two sides of modern China:

one determined to extract prosperity from the natural world and another intent on conservation even at the expense of development.

The feature opens with a double-page photo of a young panda hanging the fork of a tree.

What I’ve written builds on a blog post I put up after I got back from China in March.

FT Weekend Magazine