Panda diplomacy: Merkel and Xi present two pandas in Berlin

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese President Xi Jinping, unveil to the public two pandas Meng Meng and Jiao Qing in the Berlin Zoo, two days before the G20 summit of world leaders hosted by Germany. Famed for its “panda diplomacy”, China has dispatched its national treasure to only about a dozen countries as a symbol of close relations. IMAGES