In the Footsteps of History
A proposed economic belt along the ancient Silk Road aims to lift regional economies, notwithstanding the many obstacles in its path
Current Issue
Table of Contents
Editor's Desk
Previous Issues
Business Category
Subscribe Now >>
Expert's View
Market Watch
North American Report
Government Documents
Arts & Culture
Expat's Eye
Photo Gallery
Reader's Service
E-mail us
RSS Feeds
PDF Edition
Reader's Letters
Make Beijing Review your homepage
Hot Links

Market Avenue

Special> Video> Latest
UPDATED: March 24, 2014
Chinese President Meets Dutch King


Chinese President Xi Jinping is on a state visit to the country, his first stop on a European tour that will also take him to France, Germany and Belgium. And the president will be attending the third Nuclear Security Summit at the Hague on March 24-25.

Xi is the first Chinese President to visit the Netherlands since the two countries established diplomatic relations in 1972.

The Chinese President is travelling with his wife Peng Liyuan... they were welcomed by Dutch King, Willem-Alexander, and Queen Maxima.

In a meeting soon after their arrival, the Xi spoke highly of China-Netherlands relations. He said he hopes the visit will help strengthen mutual trust, promote practical cooperation and deepen their friendship.

Statistics show the Netherlands has been China's second biggest EU trading partner for 11 years. China has been the Netherlands' second biggest trading partner for four years.

The Dutch King said he hopes both countries can strengthen cultural and people-to-people exchanges, which he says will be greatly helped by President Xi's visit.

The Dutch King, Queen and former Queen Beatrix later hosted a welcoming state banquet for President Xi and the Chinese First Lady.

During his stay in the Netherlands, Xi is expected to meet parliamentary leaders, and Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

On Monday, President Xi will attend the global nuclear security summit in The Hague. He'll later visit France, Germany and Belgium. His schedule includes a visit to the headquarters of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in Paris, on Thursday. He's also due to visit the EU headquarters in Brussels.

(CNTV.cn, Xinhua News Agency March 23, 2014)


Latest Videos more
U.S. First Lady Arrives in Beijing for China Visit
U.S., Chinese First Ladies to Meet in Beijing
Expert's View on Missing MH370
Helga Zepp-LaRouche on New Silk Road Economic Belt
Top Story
-Restore the Silk Road
-Silk Road to Prosperity
-The Ukrainian Crisis
-China Reiterates Call for Crimea Political Dialogue
-Full Steam Ahead
More Latest
-U.S. First Lady Arrives in Beijing for China Visit
-U.S., Chinese First Ladies to Meet in Beijing
-Expert's View on Missing MH370
-Helga Zepp-LaRouche on New Silk Road Economic Belt
-Malaysia Airline Provides Assistance Plans to Waiting Relatives
-Alibaba to Kick off IPO in U.S.
-China Dispatches 8 Ships and 5 Helicopters to Search for MH370
Most Popular
Useful Links: CHINAFRICAChina.org.cnCHINATODAYChina PictorialPeople's Daily OnlineWomen of ChinaXinhua News AgencyChina Daily
CCTVChina Tibet OnlineChina Radio Internationalgb timesChina Job.comEastdayBeijing TravelCCNStudy in China
About BEIJINGREVIEW | About beijingreview.com | Rss Feeds | Contact us | Advertising | Subscribe & Service | Make Beijing Review your homepage
Copyright Beijing Review All right reserved