Panda diplomacy reins as zoo awaits new residents

By Adrian Black
Updated June 16 2024 - 4:15pm, first published 4:09pm
China has offered to gift Adelaide Zoo a new pair of giant pandas. (Asanka Ratnayake/AAP PHOTOS)
China has offered to gift Adelaide Zoo a new pair of giant pandas. (Asanka Ratnayake/AAP PHOTOS)

China's visiting premier has announced a panda swap at an Australian zoo but protesters say panda diplomacy shrouds the black and white of a troubling human rights record.

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