China is taking all the pandas back from the US due to strained diplomatic relations between the two countries.
The pandas came to the United States after the normalization of relations between the countries, which was achieved thanks to the visit of President Richard Nixon to China in 1972, reports UNIAN.
For example, the Washington Zoo has already arranged a farewell for its pets, who will go to their homeland in December, the BBC reports.
The fact is that China has a monopoly on pandas and does not sell them, but rents them for a fee.
China has no intention of renewing lease agreements with American zoos yet.
Experts have already called it “panda diplomacy”.
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