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A Pair of Giant Pandas "Cai Tao" "Hu Chun" Arrive in Indonesia
2017/09/29

“Cai Tao” and “Hu Chun”, two 7-year-old giant pandas from Sichuan, China, arrived in Jakarta on the morning of 28th September.

Mr. Sun Weide, Charge d'Affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Indonesia remarked at the welcome ceremony that “Cai Tao” and “Hu Chun” helped to boost the friendship between the 1.3 billion Chinese people and 260 million Indonesian people, “they will help to build a new bond between our two countries and peoples”. He believed these two pandas would enjoy a happy life in Indonesia, and would bring great joy to the Indonesian people.

Ibu Siti Nrubaya, Indonesian Minister of Environment and Forestry extended her appreciation to China for the mandate of promoting giant panda conservation in Indonesia. She said the arrival of giant pandas was not only a honor of Indonesia, but “the symbol of friendly relations between the two countries”.  

Mr. Pan Yonglu, Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in Indonesia, Mr. Xie Chengsuo, Head of Science and Technology Office of Chinese Embassy, Mr. Liu Yunwei, Head of Press and Public Diplomacy Office of Chinese Embassy, Mr. Jansen MananSang, Director of Taman Safari Indonesia and around 400 representatives from many circles of Indonesia as well as journalists attended the welcome ceremony.

After a brief welcome ceremony, “Cai Tao” and “Hu Chun” were transported to Taman Safari Indonesia. They will be ready to meet the public this November after going through the isolation and adaptation period.  

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