September 18th, 2012
01:33 PM ET

Will baby panda solve U.S.-China problem?

A baby panda was born Monday in the United States. A 14-year-old giant panda named May Shong gave birth at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington DC.

It was just May Shong's second cub, after years of failed pregnancies. According to Zoo reps, the next few days will be critical for the baby, which is currently about the size of a stick of butter.

In keeping with Chinese tradition, the new cub will not be named for 100 days. And, despite the fact the new cub was Made in the USA, it must be "returned" to China in four years.

And that brings us to tonight's number: $1 BILLION.

According to the White House that is the dollar amount China has illegally subsidized its auto industry.

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