Yes, panda diplomacy is likely to live on. Chinese President Xi Jinping hinted that the United States may receive more of the country’s beloved bears as a diplomatic gift. Jin Ping stated, “Panda diplomacy nurtures sympathy and friendship between China and other countries, and also serves as a bridge to promote people-to-people exchanges and friendship between the two countries. I am sure China’s panda diplomacy will continue to benefit China and the rest of the world.” This statement indicates that the Chinese government is likely to continue sending giant pandas abroad as a symbol of friendship. In recent years, China has sent giant pandas to countries including France, Austria, Canada, Japan, the United States, and Spain.