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Panda diplomacy: China's cutest peacemakers

Since the 1950s China has used pandas to forge political friendships across the globe.

Last week, Meng Meng and Jiao Qing arrived at Berlin zoo ahead of a meeting between President Xi Jinping and Angela Merkel.

With help from the archives, here's a look at where the bears have been used in diplomacy in the past.

  • 05 Jul 2017
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