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07 April 2011 :: 15:04:51 pm 52629

China Extends Panda’s Stay In Thailand

The Chinese government allows the panda cub, Lin Ping to reside in Thailand until 2013, although China has never extended a panda’s stay in another country before.
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The decision was announced at the meeting between Thailand’s HRH Princess, Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and the chief of the Chinese Parliament, Wu Bangguo.

The Chinese government has decided to extend the stay of panda Ling Ping for another two years till 2013 because China appreciates the princess’ kindness and her dedication to support the good relationship between the two nations, chief Bangguo explained at the meeting.

Lin Ping was born on May 27, 2009 at Chiang Mai zoo through artificial fertilization. Her parents, Lin Hui and Xuang Xuang, were a loan from China representing a good friendship between two nations.

According to the initial agreement, any panda cub born in the Kingdom must be returned to China within two years. Hence the Thai government requested an extension (from the due year 2011 to 2013) for the panda’s stay, which has been granted.

The name, Lin Ping meaning ‘Forest of Ice’ in Chinese, was chosen through a nationwide name selection competition of about 22 million votes. ‘Ping’ also sounds similar to the Thai pronunciation of the name of the Ping River, which flows through the Northern Thailand near the zoo.

Report by : mcot


Thailand to request China to extend panda stay for two more years

CHIANG MAI, Nov 27 — Thai authorities will request China to let Lin Ping, a female panda, born for the first time in Thailand and now residing at a zoo in the northern capital of Chiang Mai, to extend her stay in the country for another two more years.

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