On Aug 27, 2020, Zhao Minghui, an associate professor at Qingdao Agricultural University's College of Life Science, posted a "seeking marriage" notice online looking for nine-month-old feline.
关于我：年方9月，出生即接受高等教育，从事胚胎工程，体细胞克隆等的志愿者工作。住农大一品大别墅。Of course I can speak English.
In the post, he described the cat as a "volunteer" of embryonic engineering and somatic cell clone technology, as well as an English speaker. As for the requirements of the partner, the post said that "healthy British long-haired cats who can speak with a London accent would be put on the top of the candidate list".
It is a special cat, the first to be cloned at a domestic university. A research team, led by Zhao Minghui from Qingdao Agricultural University, cloned the feline for scientific study using a technique known assomatic cell nuclear transfer. The clone, which was born on Dec 24, 2020, was named Ping'an, meaning peace and safety. The cat has grown from an adorable baby to an active, sometimes skittish adolescent over the past nine months. It has now been deemed ready to mate. "As of Monday, three elite British long-haired cats had been handpicked." They precisely obtain cat fertilized eggs at a special period of time by using the pre-established technology to collect early embryos. The technology will provide an important means and theoretical basis for producing large animal models of human diseases, studying the pathogenesis of diseases, and promoting drug development.