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China’s Live, 24-Hour Panda Cam

The Wall Street Journal’s China Realtime Report draws attention to the Chengdu Panda Base’s newly-launched 24-hour “Panda Cam” website: iPanda.com: China’s Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda...

G20: Economy Rescue Trumps Panda Loan

At the G20 summit in Cannes last week, many a hopeful eye was cast towards China. In the midst of a serious economic crisis and after the US firmly stated that IMF funds are off limits, European finance ministers and leaders...

Panda Bears to Britain; Panda Cows to China

Li Keqiang’s visit to the UK this week bore not only business deals amounting to £2.6 billion ($4 billion), but an agreement for two giant pandas to be sent to Edinburgh Zoo. From The Guardian: The pair of seven-year-old...

China and Taiwan Expand Accords

Chen Yunlin’s visit to Taipei has ended successfully, with the establishment of new agreements that bring both sides closer. The New York Times reports: Chinese and Taiwanese officials signed agreements on Tuesday...

Taiwan Succumbs To Panda Diplomacy

From Telegraph: Taipei zoo was approved to receive the couple, who are currently refugees from the Sichuan earthquake, a statement from Taiwan’s forestry bureau said. It was not clear when Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan –...

Tokyo’s Panda Dies; A Chance For China Diplomacy?

From Reuters: The last giant panda at Tokyo’s main zoo has died, raising the question of whether Chinese President Hu Jintao might engage in some panda diplomacy when he visits next week. Ling Ling, a 22-year-old male...

Attack of the Pandas – Mark Magnier

From the Los Angeles Times (link): Taiwan and China quibble about everything from diplomatic slights and hidden meanings to ancient history and obscure definitions. So perhaps
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