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Taiwan News Quick Take

Staff writer, with agencies

This undated handout photograph released by the Taipei City Zoo yesterday shows giant panda Yuan Yuan hugging her baby while sleeping at the Taipei Zoo.

Photo: AFP

SOCIETY

Panda cub has sleepover

Taipei Zoo’s panda cub Yuan Zai (圓仔) stayed overnight with her mother, Yuan Yuan (圓圓), for the first time in weeks on Wednesday, zookeepers said. The zoo took the cub away from its mother a few days after it was born after Yuan Yuan slightly injured the cub’s leg. The pair were reunited on Tuesday for a few hours, and Yuan Zai was embraced by her mother and breastfed. Encouraged by the smooth reunion, keepers decided to let Yuan Yuan take care of the cub overnight. Yuan Zai, the first panda born in Taiwan, was born on July 7.

POLITICS

DPP’s Su visits Bangkok

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairman Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) arrived in Bangkok yesterday to meet with Taiwanese businesspeople working in the kingdom. Su was welcomed at the airport by Representative to Thailand Henry Chen (陳銘政) and members of the Taiwanese business community. Su’s trip is aimed at showing support for Taiwanese businesspeople working in Thailand to consult with them on the party’s economic and trade policies, the DPP said in a statement. Thailand is home to around 150,000 Taiwanese businesspeople — the largest number in any Southeast or South Asian country, excluding China, Chen said. Su is accompanied by a delegation of more than 20 people, including party lawmakers and party officials. He and the delegation will return home on Sunday.

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