Silk is produced by silkworms after eating mulberry leaves. It takes about 104 times the mulberry leaves per pound as the amount of silk they produce for the same weight.
After China’s falling out with the Soviet Union, they began to befriend the West in different ways. Pandas were often given to countries on loan as a way of diplomacy but this practice goes back many years as a Chinese emperor had gifted one centuries ago to Japan.
The Hongwu Emperor was the first of the Ming dynasty to rule over China. However, he was born a peasant named Zhu Yuanzhang instead of a noble. Dynasties would change in China as the people often saw tragedies and governments as being endorsed or condemned by the heavens above.
A group of pandas are called an embarrassment.
Chinese Communist dictator Mao Zedong only traveled outside of China twice during his rule. Both were trips to the Soviet Union.