Giant panda cub Xiang Xiang at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo. Photo: AFP Giant panda cub Xiang Xiang at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo. Photo: AFP
Giant panda cub Xiang Xiang at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo. Photo: AFP
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Panda diplomacy: tears of joy as China extends Xiang Xiang’s stay in Japan

  • Top attraction at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoological Gardens was due to return to China in December, but will now stay five more months due to Covid-related travel disruption
  • Beijing has also consented to her parents, father Ri Ri and mother Shin Shin, to stay in Japan for a further five years beyond February

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Giant panda cub Xiang Xiang at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo. Photo: AFP Giant panda cub Xiang Xiang at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo. Photo: AFP
Giant panda cub Xiang Xiang at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo. Photo: AFP
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