Not so black and white? Panda fibs fuel anti-US vibe in China ☞ Channel News Asia – Singapore

“Evidence-free claims that pandas have been abused at US zoos have ricocheted across Chinese social media in recent months, fanning anti-American perceptions amid already fraught ties between Washington and Beijing.
The falsehoods, which researchers say were amplified by clout-chasing influencers, have cast a shadow on Beijing’s ‘panda diplomacy,’ the decades-old practice of gifting or loaning the bears to other countries as a token of friendship.”