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Panda exhibition to be held at Dubai Expo 2020

(Xinhua)    09:50, August 01, 2019

BEIJING, July 31 -- A panda exhibition, showcasing China's unique giant panda culture, will be held at the China Pavilion during the Expo 2020 Dubai.

The news was announced by Feng Yaoxiang, secretary general of the China Pavilion's organizing committee, at a roadshow held on Tuesday at the ongoing International Horticultural Exhibition in Beijing.

Feng said the exhibition will display China's latest achievements in the protection and research of giant pandas.

The exhibition will be jointly hosted by the China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Pandas and the State Conservation Center for Gene Resources of Endangered Wildlife under Zhejiang University.

"Giant pandas are China's envoy for friendship and have contributed to China's friendly ties with other countries," said Zhang Hemin, deputy director of the China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Pandas.

China has made notable progress in protecting the vulnerable species and its habitats through a series of ecological projects over the years, including establishing 67 nature reserves for giant pandas across the country.

There are now more than 1,800 wild pandas and over 500 pandas bred in captivity in China, Zhang said.

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