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Panda diplomacy grows with China's ambitions

Public needs to look beyond the furry animal's cuteness and see what's really at play, experts say

Xiang Xiang plays in a tree as she is introduced to the media at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo on Dec. 18. (Photo by Maho Obata)

TOKYO -- Visitors to Tokyo's Ueno Zoo don't usually think about who owns the zoo's giant pandas, and who benefits from their massive popularity.

Maybe they should.

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