It turns out Pandas too can be used in the diplomatic process. The UK has been negotiating with China over the loan of two Giant Pandas to the Edinburgh Zoo. I looked up the price of what a typical Panda “loan” runs, apparently approximately 1 million dollars a year, seems sorta pricey.
Taiwan recently announced they would also accept a pair of the attention grabbing bears, as a symbolic representation of their friendship. Even though in my opinion I think there’s a fairly non-existent relationship between them and mainland China. I’m not sure how I feel about the Pandas traveling abroad from their native habitat. The way I look at it, if you want to see Pandas go to China to see them. However, if the Edinburgh Zoo can help in preventing the Panda from going extinct through their conservation programs, a trip to the UK might just be worth it.
In closing due to the fact my blog has a higher readership level than vliang’s blog, I am now the undisputed Panda expert. Liang, I concede still has the music, which she tells me you should thank her for giving everyone good music. Maybe slightly better styling, and commentary on paper sizes. Hey, Viv where did you get that cool domain name?But you can’t beat me at insightful blogging…..cheya…cheya..