The Chinese terms for mantis shrimp and panda have made a shortlist for typhoon names. The winner will be selected in February. Photo: Handout/Xinhua

Mantis Shrimp or Panda? China unleashes storm of ideas for typhoon names

National appeal results in a flood of suggestions inspired by mythical creatures, literary characters and national icons

Topic |   Extreme weather in China
The Chinese terms for mantis shrimp and panda have made a shortlist for typhoon names. The winner will be selected in February. Photo: Handout/Xinhua
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