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Panda mania hits Germany as China's cuddly envoys arrive

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 05:50

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One of the two pandas at Schoenefeld airport near Berlin. Famed for its "panda diplomacy", China has dispatched its national treasure to only about a dozen countries as a symbol of close relations.

Berlin

GERMANY had its first taste of panda mania on Saturday as two furry ambassadors arrived from China to begin a new life as stars of Berlin's premier zoo.

The pair, named Meng Meng and Jiao Qing, jetted in on a special Lufthansa cargo plane, accompanied by two Chinese panda

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