Thu, August 19, 2010

Welcome home, Tai Shan

American-born giant pandas arrive in China to welcoming ceremony

Two American-born giant pandas arrived in China by special cargo jet Friday afternoon and enjoyed a welcoming ceremony. Full story

BACKGROUND

Giant pandas - envoys of Sino-US friendship

As China and the United States are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their diplomatic ties, giant pandas continue to serve as "special envoys of friendship" in US zoos.

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