Every country has its claim to fame. Italy has shoes and sportscars. Canada has maple syrup and hockey players. And China, of course, has pandas. The adorable black-and-white fuzzballs are native to China, and the country doesn't take that lightly. In fact, since the 1950s, it has used the animals in an unusual form of international negotiation many call "panda diplomacy."
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Written by Curiosity Staff May 1, 2017
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