Sunday, January 21, 2007

Can a birdbrain broker Sino-Japanese peace?


Chinese President Wen Jiabao is likely to announce the gift of several Chinese crested ibises when he meets Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this weekend at an Asian-leaders meeting in the Philippines, Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun daily said on Thursday.

In Japan, this species of ibis was once common throughout the land but today is found only in captivity.

A branch of this bird's family was venerated by the ancient Egyptians.

—Mellow Monk

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