China’s ambassador in Washington Qin Gang described the bears as “a symbol of the friendship” between the two countries. Two pandas were celebrating their 50 years at The National Zoo in Washington. The cake was made of fruit juice, carrots, sweet potatoes, and sugar cane. The pandas ate it with great pleasure. The guests, in their turn, were served the same delicious cake as well.
The ceremony celebrated the 1972 accord, which was prompted by Richard Nixon’s historic first visit to communist China as president of the United States.
Mr. Nixon traved around Cuna and met with Chairman Mao Zedong. After First Lady Patricia Nixon mentioned she loved visiting the pandas in China, Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai gifted to the American people the @NationalZoo’s first pandas. Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing arrived in April 1972 to great fanfare. This was a significant step in normalizing the relations between Washington and United States and aslo to help pandas not to be extinct and to grow not only in number but also to spread all over the world.