Xi Jinping Visits Strahov Library with Czech President Zeman

On March 30, President Xi Jinping visited the Strahov Library in Prague, accompanied by Czech President Zeman.
Xinhua News Agency reporter Lan Hongguang photo

People’s Network, Prague, March 30th (Reporter Du Shangze, Guan Kejiang) On the 30th, President Xi Jinping visited the Strahov Library in Prague, accompanied by Czech President Zeman.

When Xi Jinping arrived at the library, Zeman greeted and accompanied them at the entrance to the Library. The director of the library briefed Xi Jinping on the Sino-Czedian exchange books. Subsequently, the two heads of state went to the outdoor terrace overlooking the Prague landscape.

Xi Jinping said that it is rare to be able to see such a wealth of art and cultural treasures. The long history and profound cultural accumulation is a valuable asset owned by the Czech people. China is an ancient country with a civilization history of more than 5,000 years. Our two countries have great room for cooperation in civilization and cultural exchanges. The two sides should close cultural exchanges, increase mutual understanding and friendship between the two peoples, and lay a solid foundation for the development of bilateral relations.

After the visit, Xi Jinping and Zeman bid farewell.

Xi Jinping pointed out that on my current visit to the Czech Republic, I felt the friendly feelings of the Czech and Czech people. During the visit, I had several in-depth and friendly exchanges with President Zeman and laid a good foundation for the further development of bilateral relations. China is willing to maintain high-level contacts with the Czech Republic to enhance strategic mutual trust, deepen mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields and write a new chapter in Sino-Czech relations.

Zeman expressed his warm congratulations on President Xi Jinping’s historic visit to the Czech Republic. The Czech Republic attaches great importance to the Czech-Chinese relations and is willing to work with China to promote pragmatic cooperation for the benefit of both countries and their peoples.

The Strahov Library is the oldest library in the Czech Republic. It has a history of over 850 years and contains more than 200,000 valuable books.

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

“People’s Daily” (01/03/2016 01)
 
            

Xi Jinping Arrives in Washington to Attend the 4th Nuclear Security Summit

On March 30th, President Xi Jinping arrived in Washington, the capital of the United States. At the invitation of President Barack Obama, he attended the Fourth Nuclear Security Summit.

At 7 pm local time, Xi Jinping’s special plane arrived at Andrews Air Force Base. Senior U.S. government officials approached the ramp.

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

Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai also met at the airport.

The theme of this Nuclear Security Summit is “Strengthening the International Nuclear Safety System.” Xi Jinping will attend all the official activities of the summit and deliver an important speech declaring China’s position and proposition on the issue of nuclear safety. During the summit, Xi Jinping will also be invited to attend the meeting of leaders of the six-nation mechanism on the Iranian nuclear issue.

Xi Jinping arrived in Washington after finishing his state visit to the Czech Republic. On the afternoon of the 30th, local time, Xi Jinping left the Czech capital Prague. When he left, Czech Foreign Minister Zaola Lake and President of the General Office Minagh arrived at the airport. (Xinhua News Agency, Washington, March 30th, Reporter Zhilin Lin, Deng Yushan)
 
            

Xi Jinping Attends Sino-Czech Economic and Trade Cooperation Roundtable with Czech President Zeman

On March 30th, President Xi Jinping and Czech President Zeman attended the Sino-Czech economic and trade cooperation roundtable in Prague. Xi Jinping made an important speech entitled “Transmitting Friendship, Opening the Future, Opening a New Era of Sino-Czech Trade and Economic Cooperation.” Xinhua News Agency reporter Yu Peng

On March 30th, President Xi Jinping and Czech President Zeman attended the Sino-Czech economic and trade cooperation roundtable in Prague. Xi Jinping made an important speech entitled “Transmitting Friendship, Opening the Future, Opening a New Era of Sino-Czech Trade and Economic Cooperation.” Xinhua News Agency reporter Pang Xinglei

On March 30th, President Xi Jinping and Czech President Zeman attended the Sino-Czech economic and trade cooperation roundtable in Prague. Xi Jinping made an important speech entitled “Transmitting Friendship, Opening the Future, Opening a New Era of Sino-Czech Trade and Economic Cooperation.” Xinhua News Agency reporter Liu Weibing

People’s Network, Prague, March 30th (Reporter Du Shangze, Ren Yan) On the 30th, President Xi Jinping and Czech President Zeman attended the Sino-Czech economic and trade cooperation roundtable in Prague. Xi Jinping made an important speech entitled “Transmitting Friendship, Opening the Future, Opening a New Era of Sino-Czech Trade and Economic Cooperation,” and stressing that there are many interests in the economic and trade cooperation between China and Czechs. The two sides should enhance coordination and cooperation, strengthen the advantages and docking, and innovate in cooperation models. Comparative advantages will promote the development of Sino-Czech trade and economic cooperation.

Xi Jinping pointed out that the two countries have deep historical ties and traditional friendship, and years of in-depth exchanges have brought our hearts closer and closer. The peoples of our two countries all love peace and seek for a win-win cooperation. This has laid a solid foundation for the rapid development of bilateral economic and trade pragmatic cooperation. Under the background of declining global trade growth, Sino-Czech bilateral trade has maintained positive growth and two-way investment has continued to expand. Investment cooperation has covered manufacturing, energy, finance, and culture. The greater the pace of cooperation between the two parties, the more they can move forward and the more solid, this can not be separated from the efforts of the enterprises of the two countries, but also provides a broad space for the two countries’ enterprises to seek further cooperation. It is hoped that the entrepreneurs here will seize the opportunities and take active actions to promote the healthy and sustainable development of Sino-Czechic practical cooperation.

Xi Jinping stressed that at present, the world economy is in a period of profound adjustment, and the situation is complex and changeable. China’s economic development has entered a new normal, but the long-term good fundamentals of economic development have not changed. China is still and will continue to be an important driver of global economic growth. China’s stability and development are a tremendous contribution to the world. The “One Belt and One Road” initiative put forward by China meets the theme of peace, development, cooperation, and win-win times. The Czech Republic is an important country along the Silk Road Economic Belt and the two countries are facing tremendous opportunities for development.

The two sides should establish a sense of destiny and community, strengthen coordination and cooperation in international, regional, and bilateral issues, jointly address global economic challenges, and achieve common development in cooperation. It is necessary to strengthen the advantages and docking, take economic and trade cooperation as an important starting point, promote cooperation within the China-Central and Eastern European countries cooperation framework, and share the results of cooperation. It is necessary to explore economic and trade cooperation and business model innovation, strengthen cooperation in the fields of finance, internet economy, new energy, and tourism, and support enterprises of the two countries to jointly build industrial and technological parks and cultivate new growth points for economic and trade development. We must use our comparative advantages to develop international capacity cooperation to achieve an effective connection between “Made in China 2025” and “Czech Industry 4.0”.

Xi Jinping stressed that there is a lot of interest in the economic and trade cooperation between China and Czech Republic, which will benefit the two peoples together. It is believed that with the joint efforts of the two governments and the business community, China and the Czech Republic will certainly be able to open a new era of cooperation and create a better tomorrow.

In his speech, Zeman stated that President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the Czech Republic is of historic importance and will greatly promote the development of bilateral relations. The two countries are carrying out fruitful cooperation in a wider range of areas. The Czech Republic welcomes Chinese enterprises to increase investment in Czech Republic and promote mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries. The Czech government is willing to provide strong support for the cooperation between the business communities of the two sides and the development of bilateral economic and trade relations.

The two heads of state jointly witnessed the signing of various cooperation documents between the companies of the two countries.

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

“People’s Daily” (01/03/2016 01)
 
            

Xi Jinping attends a welcome dinner hosted by Czech President Zeman

People’s Daily Prague, March 29 (Reporter Du Shangze and Guan Kejiang) On the evening of the 29th, the Czech President Zeman held a grand welcome dinner for President Xi Jinping at the Presidential Palace.

At 7:30 pm local time, Xi Jinping arrived at the presidential palace. The guests of the two countries exchanged their friendly talks with the guests of the welcome banquet held by both China and Czech Republic.

At the beginning of the banquet, all stood up and the military band played the national anthems of the two countries. Subsequently, the two heads of state delivered a warm speech.

Xi Jinping emphasized in his speech that the Czech Republic is an important European country and has a long history and splendid culture. Sino-Czech friendship has a long history. The Czech Republic was one of the first countries to recognize New China and establish diplomatic ties with New China. It has provided a great deal of help and support for the construction of New China. The Chinese people bear this in mind. Since the establishment of diplomatic relations 67 years ago, friendship and cooperation have always been the main theme of Sino-Czech relations. At present, the cooperation between the two countries is booming and exchanges in various fields are becoming closer, bringing real benefits to the two countries and peoples. The development coherence and common interests of the two countries are continuously increasing, and the breadth and depth of cooperation are continuously deepening. China is willing to take the opportunity of establishing a strategic partnership between the two countries, and on the basis of mutual respect, equality, and mutual benefit, the Chinese side will increase mutual political trust, strengthen strategic alliances, deepen pragmatic cooperation, and work together to open up a better future for Sino-Czech relations.

Zeman said that the “Belt and Road” initiative advocated by China is a global dream that will link Europe and Asia. The Czech Republic is located at the end of the Silk Road Economic Belt and hopes to become China’s safe port to Europe. The Czech Republic appreciates China’s contribution to the cooperation between China and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and is willing to work with China to promote new developments in Sino-Jerusalem relations and cooperation between China and Central and Eastern Europe.

Xi Jinping and Zeman also jointly watched the performance of the Czech Boys’ Choir. The performance began in the Czech folk song “Black Eyes, Sweet Sleeping”. The “How could we not be happy” created by the famous Czech musician Bedrij Smetana made people appreciate the charm of Czech music. The choir also performed in 2008. The theme song for the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games, “I and you” and so on. The performance ended in the beautiful melody of the Czech famous song “Vltava”. At the end of the performance, the heads of state of the two countries shook hands with the members of the choir and fully affirmed their performance. The Czech Boys’ Choir will perform in Beijing in August this year. They told Xi Jinping about his joy and Xi Jinping welcomed them to perform in Beijing.

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

“People’s Daily” (01/03/2016 01)
 
            

Xi Jinping Attends Sino-Czech Economic and Trade Cooperation Roundtable with Czech President Zeman

On the 30th, President Xi Jinping and Czech President Zeman attended the Sino-Czech economic and trade cooperation roundtable in Prague. Xi Jinping made an important speech entitled “Transmitting Friendship, Opening the Future, Opening a New Era of Sino-Czech Trade and Economic Cooperation,” and stressing that there are many interests in the economic and trade cooperation between China and Czechs. The two sides should enhance coordination and cooperation, strengthen the advantages and docking, and innovate in cooperation models. Comparative advantages will promote the development of Sino-Czech trade and economic cooperation.

Xi Jinping pointed out that the two countries have deep historical ties and traditional friendship, and years of in-depth exchanges have brought our hearts closer and closer. The peoples of our two countries all love peace and seek for a win-win cooperation. This has laid a solid foundation for the rapid development of bilateral economic and trade pragmatic cooperation. Under the background of declining global trade growth, Sino-Czech bilateral trade has maintained positive growth and two-way investment has continued to expand. Investment cooperation has covered manufacturing, energy, finance, and culture. The greater the pace of cooperation between the two parties, the more they can move forward and the more solid, this can not be separated from the efforts of the enterprises of the two countries, but also provides a broad space for the two countries’ enterprises to seek further cooperation. It is hoped that the entrepreneurs here will seize the opportunities and take active actions to promote the healthy and sustainable development of Sino-Czechic practical cooperation.

Xi Jinping stressed that at present, the world economy is in a period of profound adjustment, and the situation is complex and changeable. China’s economic development has entered a new normal, but the long-term good fundamentals of economic development have not changed. China is still and will continue to be an important driver of global economic growth. China’s stability and development are a tremendous contribution to the world. The “One Belt and One Road” initiative put forward by China meets the theme of peace, development, cooperation, and win-win times. The Czech Republic is an important country along the Silk Road Economic Belt and the two countries are facing tremendous opportunities for development.

The two sides should establish a sense of destiny and community, strengthen coordination and cooperation in international, regional, and bilateral issues, jointly address global economic challenges, and achieve common development in cooperation. It is necessary to strengthen the advantages and docking, use economic and trade cooperation as an important starting point, and promote cooperation within the framework of cooperation between China and Central and Eastern Europe and share the results of cooperation. It is necessary to explore economic and trade cooperation and business model innovation, strengthen cooperation in the fields of finance, internet economy, new energy, and tourism, and support enterprises of the two countries to jointly build industrial and technological parks and cultivate new growth points for economic and trade development. We must use our comparative advantages to develop international capacity cooperation to achieve an effective connection between “Made in China 2025” and “Czech Industry 4.0”.

Xi Jinping stressed that there is a lot of interest in the economic and trade cooperation between China and Czech Republic, which will benefit the two peoples together. It is believed that with the joint efforts of the two governments and the business community, China and the Czech Republic will certainly be able to open a new era of cooperation and create a better tomorrow.

In his speech, Zeman stated that President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the Czech Republic is of historic importance and will greatly promote the development of bilateral relations. The two countries are carrying out fruitful cooperation in a wider range of areas. The Czech Republic welcomes Chinese enterprises to increase investment in Czech Republic and promote mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries. The Czech government is willing to provide strong support for the cooperation between the business communities of the two sides and the development of bilateral economic and trade relations.

The two heads of state jointly witnessed the signing of various cooperation documents between the companies of the two countries.

Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu, Yang Jiechi and others attended the above activities. (Xinhua News Agency, Prague, March 30th, Reporter, Wang Fengfeng, Luo Wei)
 
            

Xi Jinping concludes his state visit to the Czech Republic and travels to the United States to attend the Fourth Nuclear Security Summit

President Xi Jinping successfully concluded his three-day state visit to the Czech Republic on the 30th and left by special plane to Washington, the capital of the United States, to attend the Fourth Nuclear Security Summit held there.

President Xi Jinping arrived in Prague on the afternoon of the 28th local time. During his state visit to the Czech Republic, President Xi Jinping held talks with President Zeman and met with the leaders of the Czech Republic including the chairman of the Senate, Stephjee, Chairman of the House of Representatives Hamajcek, and Prime Minister Sobotkar. The two sides exchanged in-depth views on Sino-Czech relations, China-EU relations, China-Central and Eastern European countries’ cooperation, and international and regional issues of common concern, reaching broad consensus.

President Xi Jinping and President Zeman unanimously agreed to upgrade Sino-Czech relations into a strategic partnership and push Sino-Czech relations to a new level. During the visit of President Xi Jinping, the two sides signed the “Joint Statement between the People’s Republic of China and the Czech Republic on Establishing a Strategic Partnership” and cooperation documents in the fields of e-commerce, investment, science and technology, tourism, culture, and aviation.

Before leaving for Washington, President Xi Jinping and President Zeman attended the Sino-Czech economic and trade cooperation roundtable on the morning of the 30th. Afterwards, President Zeman accompanied Chairman Xi Jinping to visit the Strahov Library, and the two heads of state spoke tenderly.

After concluding his state visit to the Czech Republic, President Xi Jinping will attend the Fourth Nuclear Security Summit to be held in Washington, D.C., from March 31st to April 1st. President Xi Jinping will make a keynote speech at the plenary session, comprehensively expound China’s policy proposition, introduce China’s new initiatives and achievements in the field of nuclear safety, and propose substantive initiatives to strengthen global nuclear safety.

During the summit, President Xi Jinping will hold a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama. This will be the first meeting between the heads of state of the two countries this year and will be of great significance in promoting the steady and forward development of bilateral relations. President Xi Jinping will also hold several bilateral meetings with leaders of relevant countries to exchange views on bilateral relations and international and regional issues of common interest. (Xinhua News Agency, Prague, March 30)
 
            

Xi Jinping Attends the Czech President Zeman’s Welcome Ceremony

On March 29th, President Xi Jinping attended a grand welcoming ceremony held by Czech President Zeman at the Presidential Palace in Prague. Xinhua News Agency reporter Wang Yi

On March 29th, President Xi Jinping attended a grand welcoming ceremony held by Czech President Zeman at the Presidential Palace in Prague. Xinhua News Agency reporter Pang Xinglei

On March 29th, President Xi Jinping attended a grand welcoming ceremony held by Czech President Zeman at the Presidential Palace in Prague. Xinhua News Agency reporter Pang Xinglei

On March 29th, President Xi Jinping attended a grand welcoming ceremony held by Czech President Zeman at the Presidential Palace in Prague. Xinhua News Agency reporter Liu Weibing

People’s Daily Prague, March 29 (Reporters Du Shangze and Ren Yan) On the 29th, President Xi Jinping attended a grand welcome ceremony held by Czech President Zeman at the Presidential Palace in Prague.

Prague in early spring was sunny and green. The presidential palace under the spring light, the flag fluttering, flowers bloom, waiting for the arrival of the Chinese VIP.

At 10 o’clock local time, Xi Jinping arrived at No. 3 House of the Presidential Palace. Flag bearers lined up along the red carpet. Zeman welcomed Xi Jinping in front of the military band. The heads of state of the two countries stood facing the president’s flag. The military band played the national anthems of the two countries, and the ringed 21-gun salute. Xi Jinping was accompanied by Zeman and reviewed the guard of honour. The guard of honor was composed of the Czech army and the guards of the presidential palace.

After the review, Xi Jinping greeted the Czech soldiers “good soldiers” and the Czech soldiers responded with “good” in unison. The two heads of state boarded the reviewing platform to review the disaggregation.

Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu, and Yang Jiechi attended the welcoming ceremony.

“People’s Daily” (03/03/2016 01)
 
            

Xi Jinping Visits Strahov Library with Czech President Zeman

On the 30th, President Xi Jinping visited the Strahov Library in Prague, accompanied by Czech President Zeman.

When Xi Jinping arrived at the library, Zeman greeted and accompanied them at the entrance to the Library. The director of the library briefed Xi Jinping on the Sino-Czedian exchange books. Subsequently, the two heads of state went to the outdoor terrace overlooking the Prague landscape.

Xi Jinping said that it is rare to be able to see such a wealth of art and cultural treasures. The long history and profound cultural accumulation is a valuable asset owned by the Czech people. China is an ancient country with a civilization history of more than 5,000 years. Our two countries have great room for cooperation in civilization and cultural exchanges. The two sides should close cultural exchanges, increase mutual understanding and friendship between the two peoples, and lay a solid foundation for the development of bilateral relations.

After the visit, Xi Jinping and Zeman bid farewell.

Xi Jinping pointed out that on my current visit to the Czech Republic, I felt the friendly feelings of the Czech and Czech people. During the visit, I had several in-depth and friendly exchanges with President Zeman and laid a good foundation for the further development of bilateral relations. China is willing to maintain high-level contacts with the Czech Republic to enhance strategic mutual trust, deepen mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields and write a new chapter in Sino-Czech relations.

Zeman expressed his warm congratulations on President Xi Jinping’s historic visit to the Czech Republic. The Czech Republic attaches great importance to the Czech-Chinese relations and is willing to work with China to promote pragmatic cooperation for the benefit of both countries and their peoples.

The Strahov Library is the oldest library in the Czech Republic. It has a history of over 850 years and contains more than 200,000 valuable books.

Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu, Yang Jiechi and others participated in the above activities. (Xinhua News Agency, Prague, March 30th, reporter Meng Na)
 
            

Xi Jinping Meets with Czech Prime Minister Sobotka

On March 29, President Xi Jinping met with Czech Prime Minister Sobotka in Prague. Xinhua News Agency reporter Yu Peng

On March 29, President Xi Jinping met with Czech Prime Minister Sobotka in Prague. Xinhua News Agency reporter Yu Peng

People’s Daily Prague, March 29 (Reporters Du Shangze, Guan Kejiang) On the 29th, President Xi Jinping met with Czech Prime Minister Sobotka in Prague.

Xi Jinping pointed out that China and the Czech Republic are traditionally friendly. In recent years, the two sides have maintained close high-level exchanges, deepened strategic mutual trust, continuously expanded economic and trade cooperation, and enriched cultural exchanges. During my visit, both sides agreed to upgrade Sino-Czech relations into a strategic partnership and opened a new era for Sino-Czech relations.

Xi Jinping stressed that both sides should take the opportunity to jointly promote the “Belt and Road” memorandum of understanding signed by the governments of the two countries last year to strengthen the strategic development of each other and identify key cooperation areas and projects. China is willing to steadily advance air connectivity with the Czech Republic and explore cooperation in infrastructure construction such as high-speed rail and road bridges. Both sides should continue to strengthen cooperation in the traditional fields such as automobiles and machine tools, and at the same time strengthen exchanges and cooperation in high-tech fields such as aviation, nanotechnology, biology, and nuclear power. The Chinese government encourages and supports powerful Chinese companies to invest in the Czech Republic and expand their financial cooperation. It also welcomes more Czech companies to explore the Chinese market. The two sides should increase cooperation in the fields of culture, education, sports, tourism, health, film and television, and develop local exchanges so as to inject more impetus into Sino-Czech cultural exchanges.

Xi Jinping pointed out that the China-Central and Eastern European cooperation mechanism has gradually entered a mature and early harvest period. It is hoped that the 17 countries will uphold the spirit of mutual respect, mutual assistance, mutual benefit and win-win, openness and tolerance, and realize the cooperation between China-Central and Eastern European countries and the construction of the Belt and Road Initiative and the development of China-EU relations, contributing to the development of the region and the world. China is willing to promote China’s interconnection with Central and Eastern Europe and deepen cooperation in various fields such as education, tourism, and sports within the framework of jointly building the “One Belt and One Road.”

Sobotka expressed warm welcome to President Xi Jinping for a historic state visit to the Czech Republic. Cooperation in the areas of economy and trade, aviation, finance, energy, and medicine in the Czech Republic has greatly benefited the people of both countries. The Czech Republic looks forward to planning further cooperation between the two countries in conjunction with the “Belt and Road Initiative” and is willing to become an important force for China’s development of relations with the European Union and the transportation, logistics, and financial centers of the Silk Road Economic Belt in Europe. The Czech Republic highly values ​​and will actively promote China-Central and Eastern European countries’ cooperation and is willing to play an important role in health care, investment, and local cooperation.

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

“People’s Daily” (Mar. 30, 2016, version 02)
 
            

Xi Jinping attends a welcome dinner hosted by Czech President Zeman

On the evening of the 29th, the Czech President Zeman held a grand welcome dinner at the Presidential Palace for President Xi Jinping’s visit.

At 7:30 pm local time, Xi Jinping arrived at the presidential palace. The guests of the two countries exchanged their friendly talks with the guests of the welcome banquet held by both China and Czech Republic.

At the beginning of the banquet, all stood up and the military band played the national anthems of the two countries. Subsequently, the two heads of state delivered a warm speech.

Xi Jinping emphasized in his speech that the Czech Republic is an important European country and has a long history and splendid culture. Sino-Czech friendship has a long history. The Czech Republic was one of the first countries to recognize New China and establish diplomatic ties with New China. It has provided a great deal of help and support for the construction of New China. The Chinese people bear this in mind. Since the establishment of diplomatic relations 67 years ago, friendship and cooperation have always been the main theme of Sino-Czech relations. At present, the cooperation between the two countries is booming and exchanges in various fields are becoming closer, bringing real benefits to the two countries and peoples. The development coherence and common interests of the two countries are continuously increasing, and the breadth and depth of cooperation are continuously deepening. China is willing to take the opportunity of establishing a strategic partnership between the two countries, and on the basis of mutual respect, equality, and mutual benefit, the Chinese side will increase mutual political trust, strengthen strategic alliances, deepen pragmatic cooperation, and work together to open up a better future for Sino-Czech relations.

Zeman said that the “Belt and Road” initiative advocated by China is a global dream that will link Europe and Asia. The Czech Republic is located at the end of the Silk Road Economic Belt and hopes to become China’s safe port to Europe. The Czech Republic appreciates China’s contribution to the cooperation between China and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and is willing to work with China to promote new developments in Sino-Jerusalem relations and cooperation between China and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

Xi Jinping and Zeman also jointly watched the performance of the Czech Boys’ Choir. The performance began in the Czech folk song “Black Eyes, Sweet Sleeping”. The “How could we not be happy” created by the famous Czech musician Bedrij Smetana made people appreciate the charm of Czech music. The choir also performed in 2008. The theme song for the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games, “I and you” and so on. The performance ended in the beautiful melody of the Czech famous song “Vltava”. At the end of the performance, the heads of state of the two countries shook hands with the members of the choir and fully affirmed their performance. The Czech Boys’ Choir will perform in Beijing in August this year. They told Xi Jinping about his joy and Xi Jinping welcomed them to perform in Beijing.

Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu, Yang Jiechi and others participated in the above activities. (Xinhua News Agency, Prague, March 29, reporter Chen Yu)