Xi Jinping Attends the Welcome Ceremony Held by King Philip of Belgium

On March 30, President Xi Jinping met with King Philippe of Belgium in Brussels. Before the meeting, Xi Jinping attended the grand welcoming ceremony held by King Philip at the Palace Square. Xinhua News Agency reporter Yao Dawei

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On March 30, President Xi Jinping met with King Philippe of Belgium in Brussels. Before the meeting, Xi Jinping attended the grand welcoming ceremony held by King Philip at the Palace Square. Xinhua News Agency reporter Ma Zhancheng

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On March 30th, Chinese President Xi Jinping met with King Philippe of Belgium in Brussels. Before the meeting, Xi Jinping attended the grand welcoming ceremony held by King Philip at the Palace Square. Xinhua News Agency reporter Yu Peng

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On March 30th, Chinese President Xi Jinping met with King Philippe of Belgium in Brussels. Before the meeting, Xi Jinping attended the grand welcoming ceremony held by King Philip at the Palace Square. Xinhua News Agency reporter Lan Hongguang

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On March 30th, Chinese President Xi Jinping met with King Philippe of Belgium in Brussels. Before the meeting, Xi Jinping attended the grand welcoming ceremony held by King Philip at the Palace Square. Xinhua News Agency reporter Ma Zhancheng
 
            

Xi Jinping Visits Duisburg, Germany

German government Deputy Prime Minister Gabriel accompanied visits

On March 29th, President Xi Jinping visited Duisburg Harbor in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
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People’s Daily, Dusseldorf, Germany, March 29th (Reporter Du Shangze, Guan Kejiang) President Xi Jinping visited the Duisburg Harbor in North Rhine-Westphalia in the afternoon of 29th to promote the construction of the Silk Road Economic Belt.

When Xi Jinping arrived, he was warmly received by the Governor of North Wisconsin, Kraft, and Mayor of Duisburg City Link. German government Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Energy Gabriel accompanied the visit.

Xi Jinping came to the train station. After three rings, a train departed from Chongqing, China, was slowly loaded with goods. This is the end point of the Chongqing-Shenzhen-China-Europe International Railway Intermodal Expressway from Chongqing through Xinjiang to Europe.

Xi Jinping said that the Chinese side put forward the proposal of building an economic belt along the Silk Road, adhering to the concept of common development and common prosperity, and liaising with the two major markets in Asia and Europe, giving the ancient Silk Road a new era and benefiting the people of all countries along the way. China and Germany are located at the two ends of the Silk Road Economic Belt and are the two major economies and growth poles in Asia and Europe. They are also the starting point and the end point of the railways in Fujian and Shanghai. The two countries should strengthen cooperation and push forward the construction of the Silk Road Economic Belt. Duisburg Port is the world’s largest inland port and an important transportation and logistics hub in Europe. It hopes that it will play a greater role in promoting cooperation and development between China, Germany and China.

At the welcoming ceremony, Governors Kraft and Mayor Linke made separate remarks and expressed that they will seize the opportunity of the Silk Road Economic Belt initiative to bring new opportunities to the North Rhine and Duisburg ports and strengthen cooperation with China.

Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu, Yang Jiechi and others participated in the above activities.

In the afternoon of the same day, Peng Liyuan, the wife of Xi Jinping, visited the Bole High School of Arts and Sciences in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia. Peng Liyuan walked into the classroom to observe Chinese lessons. A Chinese teacher is explaining the meaning of the “dream” of Chinese characters. The students spoke enthusiastically and spoke Chinese in their own “Chinese dreams”: learning Chinese medicine, eating Chinese food, traveling to China, and making friends in China… One student asked Peng Liyuan. What is your Chinese dream? Peng Liyuan got up and answered that my Chinese dream is to hope that all children, especially girls, can receive a good education just like you. There was a pleasant laughter in the classroom.

The school hall is filled with teachers and students. The students sang in the song “Let’s throw a scull” and performed the drama “Meng Mu San Qian”. Peng Liyuan hopes that they will treat Chinese literature well and go to China to better understand Chinese history and culture.

Bole High School of Arts and Sciences is one of the oldest public schools in Germany and offers Chinese courses.

“People’s Daily” (02/31/2014, 02 edition)

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Xi Jinping and King Philippe of Belgium attended the opening ceremony of the Giant Panda Park

On March 30th, President Xi Jinping and King Philippe of Belgium attended the opening ceremony of the Giant Panda Park in Belgium Paradise Park. This is where Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan visited the giant panda park together with King Felipe and Belgian Prime Minister Di Lubo.
Xinhua News Agency reporter Yao Dawei photo

People’s Daily, Brussels, March 30th (Reporters Du Shangze, Xu Liqun, Wu Gang, Zhang Jie) On the afternoon of March 30, local time, President Xi Jinping and King Philippe of Belgium attended the opening ceremony of the Giant Panda Park in Belgium Paradise Park.

When Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan arrived, they were warmly welcomed by King Felipe and Queen Mathilde and Belgian Prime Minister Di Lu Bo. Leaders of the two countries simultaneously entered the Chinese park. Pavilions, terraces, paintings, flowers, and flowers are like a quiet Chinese painting. The heads of state of the two countries went along the corridor winding path through the green bamboo forest to the giant panda park. They walked and talked and reviewed the friendly exchanges between the two countries.

Not long ago, the Chinese side decided to provide Belgium with two giant pandas for joint scientific research. The giant panda’s star emblem and a good place to settle in from China.

The heads of state of the two countries unveiled the giant panda park. Many local people, especially young children, are waiting to wait there. Xi Jinping and Peng Liyuan gave their children giant panda plush toys. The local children presented Peng Liyuan and Queen Mathilde with pictures of their own giant pandas.

Indoors, the star logo is playing alone. Outdoors, soak up the sun on the grass. Seeing them stunned and contented, Xi Jinping said, it seems that they have adapted to their new home. Xi Jinping said that giant pandas are the ambassadors of friendship. The Star Emblem and a good visit to Belgium reflect the profound friendship of the Chinese people to the Belgian people. They hold Belgian long-term visas and are valid for 15 years. I hope the Belgian children love the star emblem and good, but also love Chinese and Chinese culture.

Leaving the giant panda park, the couple of the two heads of state jointly cultivated a new land for Magnolia, a symbol of friendship. The heads of state of the two countries inscribed on the red ribbon, and Peng Liyuan and Queen Mathilde tied the red ribbon to the branches.

King Philip invited Xi Jinping to tea. In the quaint Chinese teahouse, in the rich Chinese culture atmosphere, the heads of state of the two countries narrated friendship and shared cultural exchanges.

Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu, Yang Jiechi and others participated.

“People’s Daily” (02/31/2014, 02 edition)
 
            

The Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee went to the second batch of party’s mass line education practice activity contact point research guidance

The Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee went to the second batch of party’s mass line education practice activity contact point research guidance

In accordance with the central government’s implementation of the Party’s mass line education practice activities, the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee recently went to the second batch of educational practice activity contact points to investigate, investigate and understand the situation and guide the implementation of educational practice activities.

According to the Central Unified Arrangement, the Politburo Standing Committee will contact one county in the second batch of educational practice activities. From March 17 to March 18, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, president of the country, and chairman of the Central Military Commission, went to Lanao County, Henan Province to investigate and guide educational practice. After that, other members of the Politburo Standing Committee went to their respective points of contact. Li Keqiang went to Wengniuteqi, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, and Zhang Dejiang to Shanghang County, Fujian Province; Yu Zhengsheng went to Wuding County, Yunnan Province; Liu Yunshan went to Liquan County, Shaanxi Province; In Mengyin County, Shandong Province, Zhang Gaoli went to Nong’an County, Jilin Province. The Standing Committee members visited the law enforcement agencies and window units, went deep into villages, communities, and enterprises, visited farmers, schools, and health centers, and listened to suggestions from the grassroots cadres and the masses. The Standing Committee also listened to reports on the implementation of the educational practice activities and the next steps of the province (district) and the city where the contact point is located, and attended the extended meeting of the county (flag) party committee standing committee of the contact point, requesting further development of good educational practice activities. The Standing Committee members emphasized that we must conscientiously study and implement the important directives of General Secretary Xi Jinping, especially the key speeches during the research in Lankao, insist on the theme of honesty and cleanliness for the people, and carry out the implementation of “seeing the mirror, dressing up, bathing, and treating diseases”. We must focus on the “four winds” issue, contrast “three strict and three realities,” and promote the earnest spirit to ensure that the second batch of educational practice activities begins with a high starting point, carries out high-quality development, and promotes high standards, so that party members and cadres can be improved in ideological understanding. Obvious changes in work style.

The Standing Committee pointed out that it is necessary to accurately grasp the general requirements for educational practice activities and establish a higher standard for each work. The second batch has its special importance in the entire educational practice. To consolidate the party’s ruling position and the ruling basis, the cities, counties, and villages are important foundations; to advance the modernization of the national governance system and governance capacity is also inseparable from the improvement of the grass-roots governance capacity and governance. The number of grass-roots Party members and cadres in the urban and rural areas is large, and it is more direct to contact the masses. The masses evaluate the party’s style of government and politicity. They not only look at the central government, but also look at the party members and cadres around them. The establishment of a contact point is an important measure for the central government to guide educational practice activities. The contact point is responsible for the exemplary role. It is hoped that the contact point will recognize the responsibility shouldered, carefully organize the implementation, have a higher goal, and have more effective work measures. More practical results, strive to take the lead in educational practice.

The Standing Committee members emphasized that we must accurately grasp the practical carrier of educational practice activities and use the spirit of learning and promoting Jiao Yulu as a red line throughout. We must place study and education in a prominent position, strive to solve the “general switch” problem of world outlook, outlook on life, and values, and solve the problem of “for whom, who depends on who, who is I”, and firmly establish the ideological foundation for reform; We must learn through the activities all the time, listen to the opinions to learn, check the problems we must learn, and rectify the implementation we must learn; we must develop the style of study that combines theory with practice, carry questions, combine the outstanding problems of the local unit, and combine with the masses solicited. Opinions, examine yourself and check yourself. We must regard learning Jiao Yulu as a good cadre as an important content, using advanced models as a mirror, and pursuing advanced models, pursuing advanced studies, taking detailed pictures, and doing good work to be good party members and good cadres for the party and the people.

The Standing Committee members emphasized that we must accurately grasp the key objects of educational practice and give full play to the leading role of leading cadres. The purpose of our party is to serve the people wholeheartedly. Our government is the people’s political power. Our cadres are the public servants of the people. We must maintain a strong flesh-and-blood bond with the people. Leading cadres should take the lead in “going out of high buildings” and “out of the Shenzhen Institute of Education” to go directly to the fields of the masses, sit on a stool with the people, collect the opinions of the people that are strongly and concentratedly expressed, and worship the people as teachers and consult the people. Party members and cadres should regard organizational discipline as life. Party committees at all levels, especially party committee chiefs, must realize that power is the responsibility and that responsibility is the responsibility. The “number one” and leadership of the contact point must play a leading role in understanding the higher level. With deep learning and first-mover practice, self-analysis does not relentless, and there must be a “spicy taste” to carry out criticism. The implementation of corrective actions will be hard and fast, and exemplary actions will be used to drive party members and cadres into style.

The Standing Committee pointed out that it is necessary to accurately grasp the guiding principles for the organization of educational practice activities and ensure that the activities of each unit at each level achieve practical results. The greatest expectation of the people is that the cadres have a good style of conduct and their own affairs are easy to handle. The construction of a style of work cannot be air-to-air. The key is to have targeted and effective results, effectively solve the problem of “last mile” in serving the people, and ensure that the activities have achieved satisfactory results for the people. It is necessary to insist on proceeding from reality and to make specific demands for work so as to prevent one-size-fits-all and one-pot cooking. We must strengthen supervision, identify problems in a timely manner, effectively transmit pressure, and earnestly implement the quality of educational practice.

The Standing Committee members stressed that we must accurately grasp the characteristics and laws of county governance, and combine organically the implementation of educational practice activities with comprehensive deepening of reforms and the promotion of scientific development. “County and county rule, then the world is safe.” The county level is doing well, social stability, economic development, the people will be able to live and work in peace; party and government organizations and cadres below the county level are the bridges and links between the party and the masses of the people, are people The masses measure the rule of the party’s style of government. Educational practice activities and reform and development must be carried out with both hands and efforts. The strengthening of the flesh-and-blood relationship between the party and the masses should be promoted, reform and development should be promoted, and the livelihood of the people should be improved. The reforms must be deepened to release vitality, based on advantages and promote development, and ultimately allow the people to receive more benefits. (Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, March 30th)

“People’s Daily” (03/03/2014 01)
 
            

Xi Jinping Meets with European Parliament Speaker Schultz

President Xi Jinping met with Schultz, President of the European Parliament, in Brussels on the 31st.

Xi Jinping stressed that mutual trust is the basic premise of China-EU relations. Although China and Europe have chosen different paths, the pursuit of lasting peace and prosperity is our common goal. After unremitting exploration in the modern century, the Chinese nation chose the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics. China’s rapid development practice has proved that our development path, theoretical system, and institutional model are suitable for China’s national conditions. We are firm and confident, but we don’t stand still. The Chinese nation is a nation that is inclusive and full of people. Self-improvement, ending in perfection. We are brave enough to explore the road to the realization of the Chinese dream and keep moving forward. We are willing to conduct dialogues and exchanges with Europe on the basis of mutual respect and equality, so as to enhance mutual understanding, trust, and cooperation.

Xi Jinping said that China’s policy toward Europe is consistent. We are not only happy to add to the cake but also contribute to it. We firmly support European integration. We also expect the EU to better understand and support China’s peaceful development and trust China’s strategic direction. We hope that the EU will be a good friend and true friend of mutual trust and common development in a multipolar world.

Xi Jinping said that China attaches great importance to the status and role of the European Parliament. It is willing to strengthen the legislature and inter-party exchanges with the EU. It is hoped that the European Parliament will take a more active and enterprising look at China and fully and deeply participate in China-EU cooperation and play an active role in promoting China-EU relations.

Schultz stated that China is a great country and has achieved tremendous achievements in development. The European Parliament admires the determination of China’s reform and believes that the EU-China relationship faces enormous opportunities. The strengthening of EU-China cooperation is important not only for both parties but also for Eurasian cooperation and for the world. The European Parliament supports political dialogue with China to increase mutual understanding and trust and strengthen closer partnerships.

Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu, Yang Jiechi and others attended the meeting. (Xinhuanet Brussels, March 31st, reporter Meng Na Xu Jianmei)
 
            

Xi Jinping presents a wreath to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Belgium

On March 30th, President Xi Jinping laid a wreath on the tomb of the Belgian Unknown Soldier in Brussels. Xinhua News Agency reporter Pang Xinglei

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On March 30th, Chinese President Xi Jinping laid a wreath on the tomb of the Belgian Unknown Soldier in Brussels. Xinhua News Agency reporter Pang Xinglei

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On March 30th, Chinese President Xi Jinping laid a wreath on the tomb of the Belgian Unknown Soldier in Brussels. Xinhua News Agency reporter Pang Xinglei
 
            

Xi Jinping Holds Talks with European Council President Van Rompuy

Give the new strategic connotation of the China-EU comprehensive strategic partnership and build the four partnerships of peace, growth, reform, and civilization between China and Europe

President Xi Jinping held talks with Van Rompuy, chairman of the European Council, in Brussels on the 31st. The two sides exchanged views on deepening China-EU comprehensive strategic partnership under the new situation and reached important consensus. Xi Jinping emphasized that we must look at Sino-European relations from a strategic perspective and combine the two major forces of China and the EU, the two major markets, and the two major civilizations to jointly create the four major partnerships of peace, growth, reform, and civilization between China and Europe and inject new impetus into China-EU cooperation. World development and prosperity make greater contributions.

Xi Jinping pointed out that after nearly 40 years of development, China-EU relations have developed into a highly interdependent relationship. Sino-European relations are not only related to the respective development of China and the European Union, but also have a major impact on the development of the world’s political and economic structure. China views and values ​​the EU from a strategic perspective and firmly supports European integration. It is willing to continue to expand and deepen its comprehensive strategic partnership with the EU. This is an important message that I have been passing on this trip to Europe.

Xi Jinping pointed out that there are broad prospects for strategic cooperation between China and Europe. Under the new situation, we must fully implement the China-Europe Cooperation 2020 Strategic Plan and carry out cooperation at the three levels of China-Europe, Asia-Europe and the world.

First, China and the European Union must be partners in peace and take the lead in the path of peaceful development. China and Europe have important strategic consensus on building a multi-polar world structure. Both parties should respect the social systems they have chosen independently, take care of each other’s core interests, and support each other in the path of peaceful development. The two sides must strengthen communication and coordination in international and regional affairs, jointly promote political solutions to regional hot issues, and jointly participate in relevant international regulatory development.

Second, China and the EU must be partners for growth and provide each other with opportunities for development. It is necessary to negotiate as soon as possible to talk about investment agreements, start feasibility studies on free trade agreements, and jointly improve the quality and level of Sino-EU trade. It is hoped that the EU will increase its high-tech trade with China. We must combine China-EU cooperation and the Silk Road Economic Belt and other major intercontinental cooperation initiatives to build a large Asia-Europe market and strengthen infrastructure connectivity. We must adhere to market liberalization, work together to safeguard the multilateral trading system, and work together to develop an open world economy.

Third, China and the EU must be partners for reform and learn from each other and support each other. At present, reforms in China and the European Union have entered deep water areas. The two sides should strengthen exchanges, share experiences, and deepen cooperation in such important areas as macroeconomics, social governance, public policies, agriculture and rural areas, employment, people’s livelihood, and environmental protection.

Fourth, China and the European Union must be civilized partners to provide more nutrition for each other’s progress. China-EU relations have a civilized nature and historical depth. The two parties should promote dialogue and exchanges on an equal basis, increase mutual understanding, strengthen exchanges and cooperation in the fields of culture, media, and tourism, expand the scale of the exchange of overseas students, and jointly support research work on China-EU relations.

Fan Longpei said that President Xi Jinping’s visit to the EU headquarters proves that the EU-China comprehensive strategic partnership has a solid foundation. At present, the European economy has begun to emerge from the recession and has seen recovery-type growth. The EU will further advance reforms and comprehensively increase its economic competitiveness. The EU side thanks China for its continuous support for the integration of the euro and Europe and for the new opportunities for the release of China’s reform and opening up, and hopes to fully strengthen cooperation with China. The EU is willing to speed up negotiations on the EU-China Investment Agreement and the free trade agreement and expand cooperation in areas such as urbanization, sustainable development, and responding to climate change. The EU supports the development of emerging economies including China and is willing to work together to promote a more open world economy. The EU is willing to strengthen cultural exchanges with China and deepen mutual understanding. The EU side is willing to strengthen cooperation with China on African affairs.

The two sides also exchanged opinions on international and regional issues of common interest.

After the talks, China and the EU issued the “Joint Statement on Deepening the China-EU Comprehensive Strategic Partnership for Mutual Benefit and Win-Win Cooperation.”

Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu, Yang Jiechi and others attended the talks. (Xinhuanet.com, Brussels, March 31st, Reporter, Wei Jianhua, Qian Wei)
 
            

Xi Jinping Meets King Philip of Belgium

On March 30, President Xi Jinping met with King Philippe of Belgium in Brussels. This was King Lieutenant King Philippe awarded Leopold with medals and certificates to Xi Jinping.
Xinhua News Agency reporter Lan Hongguang photo

On March 30, President Xi Jinping arrived in Brussels and began a state visit to Belgium and visited the EU headquarters. This is Belgium’s Prime Minister Di Lubo arriving at the airport to welcome Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan.
Xinhua News Agency reporter Peng Peng

People’s Daily, Brussels, March 30 (Reporters Du Shangze, Xu Liqun, Li Yongqun) President Xi Jinping met with King Philippe of Belgium in Brussels on the 30th.

Before the meeting, King Philip held a grand welcoming ceremony for Xi Jinping at the Palace Square. Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan arrived at the reviewing platform under the guard of the Belgian Royal Horses. King Philip and Queen Mathilde welcomed him enthusiastically. The couples of the two heads of state boarded the reviewing platform. The military band played more than the two national anthems. Xi Jinping reviewed the guard of honor with Philip King.

After the welcoming ceremony, the couple of heads of state of the two countries had a cordial and friendly conversation.

Xi Jinping said that China-Belgium relations have developed well and that the Belgian royal family is a pioneer, founder and promoter. We highly appreciate this. Belgium is the home of the European Union headquarters, the heart of Europe and an important partner of China in the European Union. This is of special significance for my first visit to Belgium and the headquarters of the European Union after I assumed the presidency of China. I hope that this visit will promote the further development of China-Belgium and China-EU relations.

Philip said that President Xi Jinping is deeply honoured to be the first foreign head of state to receive a state visit to Belgium after he took up the post of Belgian king. I read the signed article published by President Xi Jinping in the Evening Post of Belgium yesterday and I feel that you attach great importance to Belgium and the European Union. The Belgian royal family and government will, as always, pursue a friendly policy toward China and are willing to play a unique role in promoting EU-China relations.

King Philip awarded Xioping with medals and certificates from Leopold. The Leopold Grand Ribbon Medal is the highest rank of the Order of Honour in Belgium. It was presented by the King himself and conferred the outstanding contributions of the dignitaries or members of the royal family.

On the same day, Xi Jinping also laid a wreath on the tomb of the Belgian Unknown Soldier.

Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu, Yang Jiechi and others participated in related activities.

People’s Daily, Brussels, March 30 (Reporters Du Shangze, Liu Ge, Wu Gang) President Xi Jinping arrived in Brussels on the 30th to start a state visit to Belgium and visit the EU headquarters.

When the plane that Xi Jinping took in entered the Belgian airspace, two Belgian Royal Air Force planes escorted.

At 9:15 a.m. local time, the special plane arrived at Brussels Airport Abelag. Belgian Prime Minister Di Lubo meets Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan at the airport.

Xi Jinping stated that I hope that through this visit, I will have in-depth exchanges with the Belgian leaders, contact people from all walks of life, increase mutual understanding and friendship, raise the level of bilateral relations, and point the way for the development of bilateral relations. At present, China and the EU are at a critical stage of their respective development, and China-EU relations are facing new opportunities. I look forward to exchanging in-depth views with EU leaders on deepening mutually beneficial and win-win China-EU comprehensive strategic partnership and jointly promoting China-EU relations to a new level.

Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu, Yang Jiechi and other accompanying personnel arrived on the same plane.

Ambassador Yang Yanyi, head of the Chinese Mission to the European Union, and Liao Liqiang, Ambassador to Belgium, also greeted the airport.

Xi Jinping arrived in Brussels from Düsseldorf after ending his state visit to Germany. When he left Düsseldorf, German officials such as Kraft, the German northern state, arrived at the airport.

Belgium is the last stop for Xi Jinping’s trip to Europe.

“People’s Daily” (03/03/2014 01)
 
            

The Chinese head of state revisited Belgium for 27 years

First visit to EU headquarters; King of Belgium awarded Xi Jinping the highest honor medal in the country

Yesterday, Xi Jinping arrived in Brussels and began a state visit to Belgium and visited the EU headquarters. Xinhua News Agency

“Star Emblem” and “Fine” will stay in Belgium for 15 years.

European headquarters located in Brussels.

European Academy in Bruges.

Yesterday, Xi Jinping attended the grand welcoming ceremony held by King Philip at the Palace Square before meeting with King Philip of Belgium. Xinhua News Agency

Yesterday, when the plane that Xi Jinping took in entered the Belgian airspace, the two Royal Belgian Air Force fighter escorted.

President Xi Jinping arrived in Brussels on the 30th and began a state visit to Belgium and visited the EU headquarters. This is the first visit to Belgium by the Chinese head of state for 27 years. It is also the first time that the head of state of China has visited the EU headquarters.

Yesterday, Xi Jinping met with King Philip of Belgium. Xi Jinping said that this is a special visit to Belgium and the EU headquarters after I assumed the post of President of China.

King Philip awarded Xioping with medals and certificates from Leopold. The Leopold Grand Ribbon Medal is the highest rank of the Order of Honour in Belgium. It was presented by the King himself and conferred the outstanding contributions of the dignitaries or members of the royal family. On the same day, Xi Jinping also laid a wreath on the tomb of the Belgian Unknown Soldier.

According to reports, President Xi Jinping will visit the EU headquarters on March 31; on April 1, Xi Jinping will deliver an important speech on China-EU relations at the European Academy in Bruges, Belgium; on April 2, Xi Jinping will visit Geely’s Volvo Cars. The company is located in a factory in Belgium.

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Visit the two “beepers” giant pandas

On March 29th, Chinese President Xi Jinping mentioned two cute pandas in a signed article published by the Evening News of Belgium. The article wrote: “‘Star Emblem’ and ‘Goodness’, two giant pandas that can be embarrassed can be thousands of miles away from China’s ‘Land of Abundance’ settled in Belgium’s ‘Paradise Park’, is the proof of this choice. Their names , meaning bright and beautiful, conveyed our confidence and wish for friendship and cooperation between China and Europe.”

On February 23 this year, “Star Emblem” and “Fine” arrived in Brussels by special plane and will stay in Belgium for 15 years. In order to welcome this pair of giant pandas, Belgium spent 8 million euros to build a new building for them. The Belgian prime minister personally greeted the airport.

According to foreign media reports, Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan, who are visiting Belgium, will go to Paradise Park to visit the giant panda and plant a “Hope Tree” in the park. King Philip of Belgium and Queen Mathilde and Belgian Prime Minister Di Lubo will accompany him.

French media reported that although Belgium tried to take this opportunity to sell the country to Chinese investors as “the door to Europe”, and in the past five years, Belgium’s exports to China have increased by 65%, but the economic and trade ties between China and Belgium are still Not too strong, there is a lot of space. (Reported by Beijing News reporter Chu Xinyan)

【Travel 2】

Visiting EU headquarters will sign cooperation documents

On March 31 local time, Xi Jinping will visit the EU headquarters. European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President Barroso will receive Xi Jinping. The two sides will sign cooperation documents on economy, trade, science and technology, telecommunications and education.

In the signature article of President Xi Jinping, he likened Belgium to “the heart of Europe.” Belgium is located in the “center of the center” of Europe. Its unique geographical location makes it a favorite of major international organizations. In the capital of Brussels, the European Union headquarters, NATO headquarters, and approximately 1,400 international non-governmental organizations of various sizes make it a practical capital of the European Union.

The EU headquarters is located in a cross-shaped building at No. 200 Legal Avenue in Brussels. The X-shaped Bellemonte building is the most symbolic building in Brussels, the capital of Belgium. Since its completion in 1967, it has become the office building of the then European Union (now EU) headquarters. The property rights of the building are owned by the Belgian government and the EU enjoys the lease.

In April 1991, the Bellemont building was refurbished and the decoration process took a full 13 years. On July 1, 2004, EU civil servants began to move back to the building. The building has a total of 18 floors and a building area of ​​240,000 square meters. The building can accommodate 3,000 civil servants, a 900-person coffee shop, TV room, conference room, storage room, Nordic sauna and underground parking for more than 1,100 parking spaces. (The Beijing News reporter Gao Mei)

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To give a speech at the European Academy tomorrow

On April 1, Xi Jinping will deliver an important speech on China-EU relations at the European Academy in Bruges, Belgium. The European Academy is small in size and does not even have walls, but it is a cradle of veritable European politicians.

The European Academy was established in 1949 and was co-founded by former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and a group of politicians dedicated to European integration. For more than 60 years, the European Academy has trained a large number of outstanding political elites and diplomats for Europe and is known as the “cradle of European politicians.” At present, thousands of public officials of the EU institutions have graduated from the European Academy. Among the EU member states, the current Danish Prime Minister Schmidt, British Deputy Prime Minister Clegg, Finnish Minister of European Affairs Steinb, and several other European dignitaries All are alumni of the European Academy.

The European Academy has a total of five departments: Economics, Law, Political Management, National Policy, and Interdisciplinary Research. All departments use bilingual teaching in English and French.

Dean of the European Academy, Joan Monal, said that President Xi Jinping’s speech at the European Academy is a great honor for the European Academy. The whole court is looking forward to listening to Xi’s speech and understanding the direction of the future development of China-EU relations. (The Beijing News reporter Gao Mei)

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What are the high-standard treatment for Xi Jinping’s visit?

On the 30th, when the plane that Xi Jinping took in entered the Belgian airspace, two Belgian Royal Air Force planes escorted. At 9:15 a.m. local time, the special plane arrived at Brussels Airport Abelag. Belgian Prime Minister Di Lubo meets Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan at the airport.

Belgium will arrange “regular treatment”

According to the French media commentary, Belgium will arrange for the reception of “regular treatment” for Xi and his wife. Arrangements were made for the team to escort Xi Jinping and his wife, and a banquet was held in the outskirts of the castle.

For Belgium, this reception specification can be said to be the highest specification. Throughout several visits after Xi Jinping took office, “the highest specification reception” has become a common word.

In March of last year, Xi Jinping visited Russia. The team greeted with 11 motorcycles in front of the team opened the lane, followed by the guard van, followed by the head of the car. Russia gave Xi Jinping the highest courtesy.

In June last year, Xi Jinping visited Latin America. When Xi Jinping’s special plane arrived at the airport in Trinidad and Tobago, the sky was lightly raining. The presidents of the Trinidad Carmona and Prime Minister Vicenza have been waiting there. The Trinidad and Tobago National Steel Drum Group performed on the scene and welcomed Chinese guests with cheerful music.

When they visited the four countries in Central Asia in September last year, heads of state all expressed their expectations for Xi Jinping’s visit. Without exception, they all greeted the airport. Turkmenistan has arranged for about 100,000 Turkmen people to wear festive costumes to welcome Xi Jinping. During the visit of Xi Jinping, several heads of state accompanied each other personally.

President Karimov of Uzbekistan personally explained when Xi Jinping visited the “Temuri Family History Museum.” Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev offered to take Xi Jinping’s special plane and traveled with Xi Jinping to Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan. The two on the plane had breakfast together and had home-cooked dishes.

When visiting Southeast Asia in October last year, Xi Jinping also received the “highest standard reception” from the visiting country.

During this four-nation visit to Europe, Xi Jinping also encountered rare “high-standard treatment.”

Two Air Force fighters escorted on this visit

On March 22, after the plane that Xi Jinping took to enter the Dutch airspace, the Royal Dutch Air Force fighter escorted off. When the plane arrived at the airport, King William-Alexander and Queen Maxima warmly welcomed.

In the past few days of his visit to France, Xi Jinping also received “rare courtesies”, including a welcoming ceremony for President Xi Jinping at the Invalides Square where Napoleon was buried, and a state banquet hosted by Xi Jinping at the Elysée Palace. The French media used “dumping all” to describe the reception of Xi Jinping. (Reported by Beijing News reporter Chu Xinyan)

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China has two “ambassadors” in Belgium

On March 30, President Xi Jinping arrived in Brussels and began a state visit to Belgium. Belgium has a land area of ​​more than 30,000 square kilometers and a population of about 11 million. The country of Belgium is not big, but it is the “base area” of the headquarters of the international organization. The headquarters of the European Union, NATO headquarters, etc. are all located in Belgium. The establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Belgium for more than 40 years has deep roots. The Beijing News reporter interviewed the former Chinese ambassador to Belgium Zhang Yuanyuan about “Belgium you don’t know”.

Dozens of international organizations headquartered in Belgium

Beijing News: Can you tell us about Belgium?

Zhang Yuanyuan: The land and people of Belgium have a history of 2000 years. However, “Belgium” became an independent country in 1830. At the time of the Belgian region, the Germanic civilization was on the north, the Latin civilization on the south, the Flemish (Dutch) on the north, the French on the south, the Protestant on the north, and the Catholic on the south. The surrounding European powers need a buffer zone. In 1830, the Belgian region had a revolution against the rulers of the Netherlands. Therefore, the Kingdom of Belgium was born in 1830.

During World War I and World War II, Belgium suffered great trauma. In the first battle, Belgium was the main battlefield. During World War I, 140,000 Chinese laborers took part in the war and many people died in Belgium. In World War II, several major battles were also on the Belgian soil. Germany used Belgium at the time and occupied France.

In terms of national strength, Belgium has a small country and a small population, but it is the first country on the European continent to complete the industrial revolution and is considered to be one of the western powers. At present, Belgium is also one of the developed countries in the West.

Beijing News: What are the characteristics of Belgium’s politics and culture?

Zhang Yuanyuan: The prominent feature of Belgium is its cultural diversity and its complex political system. There are several large regions in Belgium and three more linguistic regions. The federal government has a parliament. Each “district” also has its own parliament. Belgium’s federal government, regional governments, and regional governments all have some powers. In addition, there are overlaps between “regions” and “linguistic regions”. For example, Brussels itself is a capital region, part of the Flemish Region, and also part of the Walloon Region. In this country, local independence is relatively strong. So, who is the most in Belgium? Most ministers!

Beijing News: Belgium is a small country. Why is the EU headquarters located here?

Zhang Yuanyuan: At the time of the establishment of the European Community (predecessor of the European Union), Belgium was in the middle of the European Community. At that time, all countries were reluctant to allow big powers to control the process of EU integration. Belgium is a small country with a central location and convenient transportation. Therefore, it has its headquarters in Belgium. At present, the headquarters of dozens of international organizations such as NATO are located in Belgium. China has two “ambassadors” in Belgium, one is the “Chinese ambassador to the European Union” and the other is “the Chinese ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium”.

Qian Xuesen sent a letter to Belgium to return home

Beijing News: How has the relationship between Belgium and China developed?

Zhang Yuanyuan: China and Belgium established diplomatic relations in 1971. Before the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, in the 1960s, Belgium once had an important member of the royal family to visit China. In Beijing, the royal family member was met with important leaders such as Chairman Mao Zedong and Premier Zhou Enlai and attended the ceremony of the Chinese National Day. At that time, even though China and Belgium did not establish diplomatic ties, they had exchanges in the private sector and even quietly did business with China.

After the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries, the relationship has developed substantially. Especially after China’s reform and opening up, China-Belgium relations have developed very rapidly. Belgium was the first country to provide modern communications equipment to China.

CCTV once broadcast a television drama called “The Woman under the Gestapo’s Gunshot,” telling a true story. A Chinese woman named Qian Xiuling, whose husband was a doctor in Belgium. She used the friendship with the German military officer to save more than 1,000 Belgians under the German Nazi gun. The Belgian government awarded her the National Medal of Heroes and named the street “Mrs. Qian’s Avenue”.

Also, when the United States did not allow scientists Qian Xuesen to return home. Qian Xuesen wrote to his sister who lives in Belgium. Through Belgium, the letter was transferred to China and prompted Qian Xuesen to return to China.

Beijing News: In recent years, how are the economic and trade exchanges between China and Belgium?

Zhang Yuanyuan: Belgium’s economic scale is not large in itself, and there are more than 20 billion U.S. dollars in trade with China each year. Belgium attaches great importance to exports. In a few years, Belgium’s per capita exports rank first in the world. China has cooperation with Belgium in the fields of machinery, electronics, and medicine.

Belgium’s chocolate is famous. In fact, Belgium’s beer is also known all over the world. There are many kinds of beer and at least 500 kinds of beer. The diamond cutting process in Belgium is very good. Most of the world’s loose diamonds are shipped to Belgium. If there are altogether 100 diamonds in the world, basically seven or eighty blocks are from Belgium. China also performs rough processing for diamonds in Belgium, which means that rough diamonds are first shipped to rough processing in China and then transported back to Belgium for fine grinding. Belgium produces a very good steel wire, which is placed inside the tire for reinforcement and used in China.

The Belgian comics are famous in the world. Everyone is familiar with the Smurfs.

Beijing News: When you served as an ambassador, what were the most interesting things in Sino-Belgian relations?

Zhang Yuanyuan: I was an ambassador in Belgium from August 2008 to May 2011. When I went to serve as an ambassador, I met Belgium’s “anarchy” for more than a year. We have not been able to select the central government. However, the operation of the country has not been greatly affected. I went to Beijing during the Olympic Games, and to the Shanghai World Expo in 2010. Every time there were important figures from Belgium, I was very respectful. (Reported by Beijing News reporter Chu Xinyan)
 
            

Xi Jinping Attends the China-Germany Business Community Reception and Gives an Important Speech

Grasp China’s Opportunities and Achieve Common Development

On March 29th, President Xi Jinping attended a reception hosted by the Chinese and German industrial and business circles in Düsseldorf and delivered an important speech titled “Seize China’s Opportunities and Achieve Common Development.”
Xinhua News Agency reporter Zhang Yishe

People’s Daily Dusseldorf, Germany, March 29th (Reporter Du Shangze, Guan Kejiang) President Xi Jinping attends a reception hosted by the Chinese and German business communities in Düsseldorf on the 29th and issues a title entitled “Seize China’s Opportunities, Realize The important speech of “Common Development” elaborated on the proposal to strengthen bilateral economic and trade cooperation and emphasized that China’s comprehensive deepening of reforms and further opening up of the country has brought great opportunities for Sino-German cooperation, and expressed its firm belief that China and Germany will join hands and sincerely cooperate to achieve their own beautiful achievements. dream.

In his speech, Xi Jinping stated that economic and trade relations are the cornerstone and propeller of Sino-German relations. China and Germany are each other’s largest trading partners in their respective regions. Deepening economic, trade, and financial cooperation is one of the important contents of my visit to Germany. The cooperation documents signed by the competent authorities of the two countries will be of great benefit to the companies of the two countries, and will further promote Sino-German economic and trade exchanges and mutual investment, which will also have a demonstration effect on China-EU economic and trade relations.

Xi Jinping stated that China has already determined the “two hundred years” goal and provided a strong impetus for development by comprehensively deepening reforms. We will increase the level of open economy in a wider range, wider areas, and deeper levels, and promote new-type industrialization, informatization, urbanization, and agricultural modernization. The endogenous factors supporting China’s economic development are abundant. China’s continued stable development has brought huge markets and opportunities to partners including Germany. Looking into the future, China needs “quality in Germany” and Germany’s development cannot be separated from the Chinese market and “China’s speed”.

Xi Jinping proposed to the industrial and commercial circles of the two countries:

First, optimize the trade structure, strive to tap products that are in line with market demand, have targeted and complementary products, and increase the proportion of technology and services in bilateral trade.

Second, to broaden investment cooperation, China will continue to create a fair market environment and a good investment environment. It is hoped that Germany will provide better and more convenient conditions for Chinese companies.

Third, taking the road of innovation and cooperation, we can jointly explore the international market, cross-shareholdings, and joint R&D. In the spirit of openness and innovation, we will continue to explore pragmatic cooperation in all areas.

Fourth, take a long-term view and look at cooperation from a global perspective. It is hoped that Germany will give full play to its technological advantages, promote the combination of advanced technologies with China’s actual needs, and continue to promote the EU’s relaxation of high-tech exports to China.

Fifth, strengthen consultations and exchanges. In the spirit of mutually beneficial cooperation, we must adhere to a dialogue and negotiation to resolve trade and investment disputes.

Sixth, fulfilling corporate social responsibilities, expanding markets in each other’s country, creating jobs for the local area, increasing taxes, and actively participating in social charity activities to contribute to the development of local society.

Xi Jinping appreciated the important contributions made by the industrial and business circles of the two countries in promoting Sino-German relations and the development of Sino-European relations. He expressed the belief that China and Germany can work together to achieve the good dreams of the peoples of the two countries through joint efforts, down-to-earth and sincere cooperation.

Peng Liyuan, Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu, Yang Jiechi and others attended the meeting.

German Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy and Energy Gabriel, and Governor of North Wisconsin Kraft respectively addressed the speech, saying that President Xi Jinping’s visit has strongly promoted the development of German-Chinese relations. The German side is optimistic about the development prospects of China and is willing to seize the opportunity to push forward the economic and trade and investment cooperation between Germany and China to a new level.

Before the reception began, Xi Jinping met with representatives of entrepreneurs from Germany and China and encouraged the companies of the two countries to seize the opportunity to jointly develop Sino-German cooperation.

“People’s Daily” (03/03/2014 01)