And then, about once a week, he would pull on his pink socks and sparkle kitten sneakers and head boldly off to kindergarten. Inside the building two stores deal exclusively in ivory carvings. During circle time, she mentioned male friends who wore nail polish and earrings. Xue built Li an ivory-carving studio in Beijing’s arts district, rented him an apartment, and opened this stunning new gallery. Just before elephants were discussed at an August 2011 CITES meeting, China orchestrated the expulsion of all attending NGOs. It was an extraordinary act.