National treasure giant panda, animal? gift? goods?

| June 7th, 2011
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From Netease:

Illustration of the number of pandas offered as gift from the China government from 1941 to 1982.

Introduction:

Beijing artist Zhao Bandi initiates a boycott against the recent huge box office hit The Kung Fu Panda 2, accusing the movie is a "cultural aggression" from America and it damages the image of the nation’s treasure giant panda. But what Zhao and his followers are unaware of is, the damage to the lovable pandas is actually from China.

Panda diplomacy began in [...]Read more…

Sculpture made of Giant Panda poop sells for 300,000 yuan, and 100,000 for an essay

| December 2nd, 2010
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(From Sina) The ongoing event “Creativity for a nursing home” happening in Henan province has been transformed into a creativity competition with the theme of Panda. Recently, the Henan Museum of Art has become the holy land of creativity and imagination where countless young people and adults came to “worship”. Other than fighting to read the essay “My dad is a panda” written by a 12 year old girl, which already sold for 100,000 yuan, audiences were also stunned by [...]Read more…

Paul the Panda?

| November 15th, 2010
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This year’s World Cup would not have been as much fun without Paul the Octopus. Now in the Asian games 2010 hosted in Guangzhou , pandas have became the oracles of the game.

Paul was presented with two water tanks containing the same food and each marked with the national flag of the two competing teams. Paul’s choice of which one to eat shows its favor. But how pandas perform their “magic” is different. “Boss” the panda predicted the the first [...]Read more…

China’s panda dies in Japan during sperm collection

| September 13th, 2010
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Could not have come at a better time to add salt to the wound for the Sino-Japan relations, which was already “cracked” over the arrest of the Chinese fishing boat captain after the collision incident in waters near the territorial disputed Diaoyutai Islands.  This time, China’s national treasure, giant panda died in Japan.

(From Taobao) Kobe (the sixth-largest city in Japan) government announced on September 9, the 14-year-old male giant panda Xing Xing (formerly known has Long Long) kept in the [...]Read more…

Loneliness Photoshop gathering: the loneliest panda

| November 27th, 2009
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The word “Loneliness” (寂寞: Jimo) became really popular on the Chinese Internet this year. Especially the phrase “What XXX is XXing is not XXX, it is loneliness” for example “What brother is smoking are not cigarettes, it is loneliness.” “What I am posting here is not a post, it is loneliness” “What I am breathing is not air, it is loneliness”… How did this phrase become popular? One saying has it, in July of this year someone posted a [...]Read more…

Funny video: Panda bears trick zookeeper

| November 8th, 2009

Just for giggles, two panda bears played a trick on the zookeeper. While one panda drew the zookeeper’s attention the other panda opened the door of the cage. Then both pandas escaped from the open door.

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Bandi-Panda Fashion Show in France Stirs Online Debate

| April 11th, 2009
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Chinese designer Zhao Bandi (赵半狄) held his fashion show “China, a Nation of Pandas” in Paris, March 20, 2009. In his Panda themed designs he presented 33 Chinese social classes and social issues. These subjects include “corrupted government official”, “city management”, “beggar”, “mistress”, “escort girl”…

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