The crested ibis was thought to be extinct in the wild until seven were found in Yang county in 1981. Photo: Xinhua

The two rare birds that could give a lift to China’s ties with Japan

Beijing might announce the donation of a pair of crested ibises during the Chinese premier’s trip to Tokyo, the first gift of its kind in more than a decade

Topic |   China-Japan relations

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The crested ibis was thought to be extinct in the wild until seven were found in Yang county in 1981. Photo: Xinhua
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