A very high-profile Chinese couple is to Belgium for the first time. Two 4-year-old pandas, Xing Hui and Hao Hao will be welcomed by Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo and 10,000 compatriots on Sunday.
The pandas will stay in the Pairi Daiza animal park near Mons. Pairi Daiza is Belgium's famous zoo. As many as 1.25 million visitors visited their last year. Antwerp Zoo, however, saw visitor numbers declining at 840,000.