(Chengdu China, 10 August 2017) The world's leading eco-development solutions provider, Panda Green Energy Group Limited (00686.HK, “Panda Green Energy”, formerly known as United Photovoltaics Group Limited) was pleased to announce that it has adopted a giant panda named Qiyi as the company mascot.
On 6 August 2017, Alan Li, CEO of Panda Green Energy, with the team went to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and visited the giant panda exhibition area, nursery house, scientific discovery center and other places. In the giant panda exhibition area, they visited the playful little baby pandas, the cute adult pandas, the calmly and joyful older pandas and some returning pandas from abroad. With the staff’s accompany, they adopted a giant panda named Qiyi.
Qiyi is a female panda born on 1 July 2016 and has a twin sister called Qiguo. Qiyi has an energetic characteristic that she would easily stay close to human and even go hugging them. In February, an adorable video that Qiyi was hugging someone’s legs went viral on the Internet and received more than 1 billion views, making Qiyi a genuine internet celebrity. Ever since there, there was a saying spreading among the people: knowing Qiyi(one part) but without knowing the rest. The year of 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return. Born on 1 July, the same date as Hong Kong's return date, Qiyi is selected as the mascot of Panda Green Energy, a Hong Kong listed company, will be presented as the most amiable and adorable image, and bring the benefits of green energy to all people and the whole world.
Not only the favorable national treasures in China, giant pandas are also welcomed as international envoy in supporting the sustainable development to promote the protection of endangered rare animals like giant pandas. In January 2016, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) officially appointed a pair of twin pandas Qiqi and Diandian as the first animal ambassadors in history to help promote sustainable development goals. Climate change and human activities’ damage on the environment have taken our planet to the limit. In response to these challenges, Panda Green Energy will further develop clean energy and deliver it to the whole world to deal with climate change.
With charmingly naive look, giant panda has become widely popular among the global youth, and attracted great attention in the global media. The UNDP has selected panda as the first animal ambassador in hoping to arise young people's more concerns on environmental issues. In this regard, Qiyi will serve as the active mascot for the UNDP’s “Youth Leadership Summer Camp for Climate Action and Panda Green Energy’s World's First "Panda Power Plant" Connecting to Grid Ceremony, and will participate in the opening ceremony held in the United Nations headquarters in Beijing on 10 August. As the world's leading eco-development solutions provider, Panda Green Energy will work with Qiyi hand in hand to deliver the concept of “green energy, green life, green future” to the whole world.
Panda Green Energy and Qiyi will jointly appeal the world to pay attention to the sustainable development goals, make the concept of sustainable development and low-carbon energy-saving massively spread and communicated, inspire young people’s awareness in protecting the environment. At the same time, Panda Green Energy will be always following the philosophy of corporate social responsibility, and actively participate in the environmental protection and dealing with climate change, social welfare activities, and contribute to the community, to become the outstanding corporate citizenship.