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Chinese lånepandor raises debate in Denmark

Bengt Holst, vice president at Copenhagen zoo, called the day when pandorna arrived for their biggest moment ever since he began to work at the zoo. But pandorna that is lent on a 15 year also raises a lot of emotion. Critics of Denmark by accepting pandorna gullar with a dictatorship.

" We get to borrow them for us in their eyes has been an obedient little boy, and I think that is unacceptable, Dansk Folkepartis spokesperson in foreign affairs, Søren Espersen, said.

landed at Kastrup airport last Thursday, they were met by protesters who unfurled the tibetan flag. Some see pandorna as a thank you from China to the government of Denmark has taken away from Tibet's winning independence.

Pandorna is also an expensive affair for Denmark. The construction of the corral, where they will live has cost $ 229 million.

”Pandadiplomati” is a way for China to exercise the so-called soft power, and the actual animal, the panda symbolizes China's cultural and political power.

is the pandas, which was loaned to the united states after Richard Nixon visited China in 1972. The visit became the start of a closer relationship between the united states and China.

today is 58 pandas loaned to 17 countries, including Finland.

Read more: Pandan important soft power for China

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