17 Apr '11, 10am

Taiwan sends animals to China as part of goodwill exchange: The pair of deer, a six-year-old male named Fan Xing...

WEIHAI (Shandong) - THE arrival of a pair of rare deer and a pair of goats from Taiwan left the coastal city of Wehai in East China's Shandong province awash in smiles on Saturday. The pair of deer, a six-year-old male named Fan Xing and three-year-old female Dian Dian came with the two goats, 6-year-old male Xiyangyang and 3-year-old Leyangyang, all native animals of Taiwan, arrived in an exchange for a pair of giant pandas the Chinese mainland offered Taiwan in 2008. The rare deer and goats were greeted at Weihai International Airport at noon by hundreds of people waving banners and dozens of children dressed in deer and goat costumes. 'I am so excited. I want my mum to bring me to see the deer as soon as possible,' Sun Yifei, an eight-year-old girl who came to welcome the animals at the airport with her painting of a pair of deer. The animals were transferred to a nearb...

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