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The new panda cub at the National Zoo in Washington DC has a name—Xiao Qi Ji 小奇迹。

Apologies for engaging in panda propaganda, and US-China relations are long past the point of a cute panda cub changing anything, but every once in a while we need something cute. That name though is going to lead to all sorts of embarrassing pronunciation blunders.

The Tru…

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