China's female giant panda Chi Chi (above), pictured while being transported aboard an aircraft, became a star attraction in Britain after London Zoo bought her for £12,000 in September 1958. 

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Why North Korean leader Kim Jong-un got Moutai liquor, US President Richard Nixon received two giant pandas and two other US presidents took home bikes

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China's female giant panda Chi Chi (above), pictured while being transported aboard an aircraft, became a star attraction in Britain after London Zoo bought her for £12,000 in September 1958. 
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