Celebrating 50 years of panda conservation in Washington, D.C.

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They’re enduring symbols of cross-cultural cooperation.

Fifty years ago, a pair of giant pandas came to live in the U.S.

That gift from China became the seed of a decades-long conservation effort. 

In our series Political Bites, CGTN’s Gerald Tan spoke with the chief veterinarian and associate director of communications and exhibits at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo.