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Panda Diplomacy: Panda’s China’s Cute Ambassadors

Panda’s China’s Cute Ambassadors

Panda Diplomacy is famous diploamcy of chinese. Panda’s China’s “cute” ambassadors are sometimes used for diplomacy and sometimes to show displeasure. This was the first time that China had sent such ambassadors to a Middle Eastern country.

Football World Cup

Qatar hosted the teams in the Football World Cup, and these ambassadors, “Se Hye” and “Jin Jang”, were so fond of them that they named them “Soriya” and “Sohail”. For the next 15 years, the food of these ambassadors stationed in Doha was given every week. comes from its native China, about 1,800 pounds of fresh bamboo. This is what pandas eat. Yes, if found, you can eat honey, eggs, fish, sweet potatoes, oranges bananas, etc. The panda belonging to the bear tribe with prominent black spots on the eyes, ears, and body is the hallmark of China and the Tang Dynasty (618-907) symbolizes diplomatic relations, and the diplomacy associated with it is formally called “Panda Diplomacy”.

Panda Diplomacy

Journalist Bryn Holland writes that “panda diplomacy” is believed to have begun in the early Tang Dynasty in the seventh century when Queen Wu Zetian brought a pair of black and white bears (thought to be a pair of giant pandas) to Japan. The panda was known only in China until the 19th century. In 1869, a local Chinese gifted a panda skin to a Christian preacher, so Europe first knew about this animal. In the year 1916, a German zoologist, Hugo Gould, researched the panda. The world’s love for the panda began in 1936 when a baby panda arrived in America.

Panda deplomacy
It was China’s first visit to a Middle Eastern country with such ambassadors. As a result of Qatar hosting the Football World Cup, the ambassadors “Se Hye” and “Jin Jang” named them “Soriya” and “Sohail”.”Cut” ambassadors from China are used for diplomacy as well as for showing displeasure. Read More

Modern Policy

According to Bryn Holland, ‘In modern history, the Chinese policy of sending pandas as diplomatic gifts was revived five years later, in 1941. China was under siege by Japan, the US was sending aid to the Kuomintang (Nationalist government) in China. In gratitude for Washington’s help in the war between China and Japan, Song Mei Ling (Madame Chiang), the wife of late Kuomintang leader Chiang Kai-shek, presented America with a fat pair of comical black and white pandas. The pandas, named Pan Da and Pan Dee, were housed at the Bronx Zoo.

Pandas to Arrive in America

Historian Liuxiao Chen writes that these were not the first pandas to arrive in America. The Bronx Zoo also had a pair of pandas acquired from other sources. But this was the first time the government of the Republic of China had officially gift pandas to a foreign country. The pandas welcome by an enthusiastic American public and boost China’s ongoing efforts to win over American public opinion. Research by Kathleen Buckingham, Jonathan David, and Paul Jepson suggests that after China became the People’s Republic in 1949, the pandas introduce in the 1950s. Began to use diplomacy more prominently.

Establishment of the People’s Republic

According to Xiao Chen, after the establishment of the People’s Republic, Panda diplomacy took a sharp turn to the left. Under its diplomatic strategy of “leaning to one side”, the new government began sending pandas to its allied socialist countries as a symbol of friendship. Any capitalist rival would have been denied. In the 1950s, Chairman Mao Zedong engaged in ‘panda diplomacy’, sending pandas as gifts to China’s communist allies (such as North Korea and the Soviet Union). Not easy to catch. Sometimes veterinarians and local villagers would chase for months in the mountain ranges of the southwestern province of Sichuan with no results.

Beijing Zoo

In 1957, there were only three young pandas at the Beijing Zoo, captured from Sichuan the year before. A pair of them, Ping and Keke, introduce to China during a 1957 official visit to China by the head of the Soviet Union, Klement Voroshilov. was present to the Soviet Union as a national gift. Xiao Chen writes that a year later, the Soviet Union told China that the two pandas gift male and ask it to replace one of them with a female. Give pandas so that they can have children.

Keke Panda

Even experts at that time barely understood the panda’s anatomy. China accepted the word of its ally. In 1958, the Soviet Union sent back “Keke” and replaced it with another panda, “Inan”. This exchange also proved futile. On closer inspection later, Anan turned out to be a male and Keke a female.

Soviet Union

Apart from the Soviet Union, in the 1950s and 1960s, North Korea the only other country to be gift pandas by China. The five pandas that sent either die or went missing due to the poor upbringing of their hosts. Meanwhile, the panda remain out of reach of Western countries. After 1949, Great Britain, the United States, and West Germany all wrote to China asking for a half-panda, either for a price, in exchange for another animal, or even for the opportunity to capture one themselves. Research shows that most of these proposals reject on political grounds. Some fail because China didn’t have enough pandas to give. Nevertheless, the “panda fever” of Western countries force them to find ways to overcome China’s diplomatic obstacles.

Panda Diplomacy
A total of five cubs were born to Hsing-Hsing and Ling-Ling while at the National Zoo, but none survived beyond a week. Read More

Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo

His most successful attempt came in 1958. Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo asked Austrian animal trader Henny Dimmer to buy or exchange pandas from China. After negotiations with the Beijing Zoo, Dimmer made this deal three giraffes, two rhinos, two hippos, and two zebras for one panda. The panda they found was one that the Soviet Union had sent back as a male, but later testing turned out to be a female.

Keke Rename

After it was prove to be female, the Beijing Zoo rename her ‘Chi Chi’, but Chi Chi’s plan to come to the US was immediately shelve. A US Commerce Department law barre Panda from entering the US base on his “communist background”. Demer took Chi Chi on a tour of Europe. The London Zoo even agree to adopt him for 12,000 pounds (about $390,000 in today’s money).

US Deputy Secretary

In January 2006, US Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zwellick was photograph cuddling a five-month-old panda cub during a visit to Sichuan. The photo was widely report by the Chinese media and interpret as Zweilik’s support for better relations between China and the United States. In 2008, a devastating earthquake in Sichuan kill 67 percent of China’s wild panda population. The houses destroy. Now China need a home for all 60 of its living pandas. China has said it will only send pandas to other countries for breeding and biological research.

China also used pandas to show its displeasure with certain countries.

Dalai Lama

China warned the US not to recognize the Dalai Lama. President Obama went against it and as a result, China decided to take Taishan Pandey back from America. Likewise, a flight went missing in 2014. About 150 Chinese nationals were on board. China was angry that Malaysia mishandled the investigation. China delayed giving a pair of pandas to the Kuala Lumpur Zoo for a month in protest. According to WWF, giant pandas can live up to 30 years in captivity, compared to 15 to 20 years in the wild. lasts for years.

65 Giant Pandas

Now pandas are not as rare as they used to be. According to an estimate, there are 19,000 pandas in the wild today and about 600 in zoos and breeding centers. There are currently at least 65 giant pandas living in 18 countries. Japan tops the list with nine pandas, followed by the US with seven pandas.

President Xi’s Most Powerful Weapon

In September 2016, the wildlife conservation organization IUCN downgraded them from “endangered” to “vulnerable”. China does not hide its “panda diplomacy”. China’s state media calls Panda “President Xi’s most powerful weapon” in building China’s soft power. Kui Tiankai, the longest-serving Chinese ambassador to the United States from April 2013 to June 2021, told the Washington Post. In one of his articles published in 2013, he wrote that there are actually two Chinese ambassadors in Washington, me, and a baby panda at the National Zoo. Qatar also did not build a magnificent air-conditioned pavilion worthy of pandas. After all, there are ambassadors of China.

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