The color pattern of the Chinese Harlequin is called Van. This pattern is also found in the Turkish Van, but this cat is long-haired.
It is a domestic breed, hair short, bicolor: a predominantly white cat, but with a black tail and black spots on the head and body.
The Chinese Harlequin found in other places of China, but they are rare. They are accepted as a thoroughbred by the International Cat Association.
They are represented in a large number of ancient Chinese art.
It said that it was an attempt to re-create the old Chinese cat, a race that disappeared.