Giant Pandas, China's Furry Ambassadors

December 27, 2017  Editor: Candy Liao
Photo taken on Dec. 18, 2017 shows giant panda cub Xiang Xiang at Tokyo's Ueno Zoological Gardens, Japan. A ceremony was held on Monday at Tokyo's Ueno Zoological Gardens to mark the upcoming public debut of giant panda cub Xiang Xiang. [Xinhua]


As a unique species of China, the giant panda symbolizes peace and friendship. These furry ambassadors, regarded by the Chinese as national treasures, are adored worldwide.

This October, Giant panda was named an "Asia Game Changer" by the Asia Society for its role played in promoting friendly relationships between countries.

The Asia Game Changer Awards were launched by the Asia Society in 2014, which recognize those making a transformative and positive difference for the future of Asia and the world.


French President Emmanuel Macron (C, Front) reacts with the panda cub Yuan Meng at Beauval zoo in Saint-Aignan, central France, on Dec. 16, 2017. French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday visited Yuan Meng, the country's first-ever panda cub, while he was celebrating his 40th birthday with family at Beauval zoo, the zoo said in a statement. [Xinhua/Beauval zoo]
Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen (C) and Chinese Ambassador to Denmark Deng Ying (R) present to children gifts during the groundbreaking ceremony for a giant panda enclosure at the Copenhagen zoo in Copenhagen Nov. 16, 2017. A giant panda enclosure will be built at the zoo for a pair of giant pandas that are scheduled to come to Denmark from China in about one year. [Xinhua/Wu Bo]
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump poses for a group photo with pupils during her visit to the giant panda enclosure at the Beijing Zoo in Beijing, capital of China, Nov. 10, 2017. [Xinhua/Pang Xinglei]
Two-year-old giant panda twins Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue play together during their 2nd birthday celebration at the Toronto Zoo in Toronto, Canada, Oct. 13, 2017. The Toronto Zoo hosted the 2nd birthday celebration for the first Canadian-born giant panda twins Jia Panpan (meaning Canadian Hope) and Jia Yueyue (meaning Canadian Joy) on Friday. The female giant panda Er Shun from China gave birth to the twins in Toronto Zoo on Oct. 13, 2015. [Xinhua/Zou Zheng]


(Source: Xinhua)

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