China to give two to Haifa zoo Hopefully, that is.
First the Chinese pandas chief has to be convinced that the Haifa zoo is bear-worthy.
By Ruth Schuster
HAREETZ | Dec. 2, 2014
The delightful duo, which are actually a primitive species of bear,
would be the latest to travel further to China's "Panda Diplomacy," a
policy first employed used by the Empress Wu Zetian in the year 658 AD
to charm the Japanese emperor Temmu. The gift is not a casual one and China does not confer it on just
anybody. It even has a specific person responsible for all the pandas in
the world, who came to visit Haifa last week together with a gigantic
200-man strong business delegation, says the Haifa municipality public
relations department. "I hope it works out," cooed a representative of