发布时间：2011-07-29 10:14:26 来源：Kitty
简介：Pigeons have a long history in the Middle Kingdom. They were used in ancient times to deliver messages from village to village across long distances and rugged terrain. But it was until the 1930s that the sport of pigeon racing took flight in China. A doctor by the name of Li Mei Ling crossed a European pigeon with a Chinese variety. He entered it in a race in Shanghai, where it competed against the foreign-bred birds of diplomats. Li's Chinese pigeon won the race and since then, pigeon racing has gained popularity around the country.