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President Xi Jinping visits Europe, attends nuclear summit

Source:Globaltimes.cn Published: 2014-3-31 16:44:00

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Xi deepens EU strategic ties
President Xi Jinping on Monday proposed that China and the European Union (EU) should build partnerships for peace, growth, reform and civilization during a visit to EU headquarters in Brussels.

Xi expects his visit to boost China's ties with Belgium, Europe
Chinese President Xi Jinping said in Brussels Sunday that he intended to promote China's relations with Belgium and Europe at large through his visit.

Trade issues top agenda for Xi’s historic Belgium visit
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Brussels Sunday for a state visit, the first made by a Chinese head of the State to the country in 27 years. Economic issues are likely to dominate during the visit, analysts said.

President Xi calls on China, Germany to build Silk Road economic belt
Chinese president calls for further economic, trade cooperation with Germany
Deals to ease France deficit
Xi meets UK, US heads on NSS sidelines
Xi elaborates on nuclear security concept
Chinese president says his Europe visit aims for peace, cooperation
Xi embarks on Europe tour
Xi looking forward to meeting with Obama

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            In Belgium

Chinese president praises Belgian parliament speaker for promoting ties
China willing to enhance parliamentary exchanges with EU: president
Chinese president calls for win-win cooperation between China, EU
China, EU ready for new chapter in cooperation
Chinese, Belgian heads of state launch panda house in local zoo
Trade issues top agenda for Xi’s historic Belgium visit
Xi expects his visit to boost China's ties with Belgium, Europe
Chinese president arrives in Brussels for state visit

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Chinese, Belgian heads of state launch panda house in local zoo
Xi expects his visit to boost China's ties with Belgium, Europe
Chinese president meets with European Parliament president in Brussels

            In Germany

President Xi visits Chinese kid footballers in Germany 
Chinese president reaffirms adherence to peaceful development
Full text of Chinese president's article published on Le Soir of Belgium
China, Germany establish comprehensive strategic partnership
Chinese, German presidents meet on ties

Chinese president arrives in Berlin for Germany visit
Full text of Chinese president's article published on German paper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung


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President Xi visits Chinese kid footballers in Germany
China to open consulate general in Dusseldorf of Germany
President Xi calls on China, Germany to build Silk Road economic belt

            In France

China, France vow to boost financial, nuclear cooperation
Chinese president pays tribute to Charles de Gaulle
Chinese president visits former site of the Lyon Sino-French Institute
Countries make efforts to reinvigorate 'lukewarm' Sino-French ties
Chinese, French presidents hold talks in Paris
Chinese president visits Biomerieux research center, urges further health cooperation
Chinese president arrives in Lyon for France visit
UNESCO looking forward to Chinese President Xi's visit
Full text of Chinese president's article published on Le Figaro

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Chinese president visits Biomerieux research center
Chinese president visits former site of the Lyon Sino-French Institute

            In the Netherlands

Chinese president meets Dutch parliamentary leaders
Chinese president says visit to Netherlands complete success
Chinese, ROK presidents meet on cooperation, Korean Peninsula situation
Chinese president, UN chief exchange views on
Ukraine issue
Chinese president vows to cooperate with Kazakhstan on Asia security, development
Chinese, Finnish presidents meet in Netherlands, pledging closer cooperation
Chinese president arrives in Netherlands for state visit, nuclear summit
Xi to meet 5 countries' leaders in Netherlands

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Chinese president meets Dutch king
Xi arrives in Netherlands for state visit, nuclear summit
Chinese, Finnish presidents meet in Netherlands



Peng invited to christen new strain of tulip in Netherlands
Chinese president, UN chief exchange views on Ukraine issue
Chinese president vows to cooperate with Kazakhstan

           Nuclear Security Summit

Chinese president's address on nuclear issues welcomed by Dutch experts

Chinese president calls for fair, win-win system of global nuclear security
Chinese president meets British PM on ties
Xi says China's stance on Ukraine issue "just and objective"
Xi calls on US to respect China's sovereignty, territorial integrity
Xi elaborates on China's approach to nuclear security
Chinese president calls for restarting Six-Party talks promptly
China willing to join US in promoting new model for major-country ties: Xi
China, US reaffirm commitment to promote new type of major-country ties
Chinese president attends nuclear security summit

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Chinese president attends nuclear security summit
Xi meets with Obama in The Hague
Nuclear Security Summit to be held in the Netherlands

            Opinions

 International relations

Global Times: Wake up and look at the outside world
China has won precious time for its peaceful rise over the past few decades. Some people have the delusion that everything comes naturally.

But Chinese people cannot just bury their heads in the domestic sand. They need to look at the outside world. Even dealing with domestic affairs needs an international perspective.

Global Times: US restraint needed to avoid new Cold War
Global Times: China learns to take more initiative in Sino-EU ties

Xinhua: Xi's Chinese-style suit demonstrates cultural confidence 
According to Zhang Yiwu, a Peking University literature professor and cultural critic, the continuity of Chinese culture is embodied in its clothing. As a head of state, Xi's choice to wear traditionally-styled clothing demonstrates the consistency in which China passes down its culture and shares it with the world. The way in which a culture, with thousands of years of history, can find value and manifest itself in the clothing of state leaders is very symbolic. 

Through this gesture, the head of State and his wife have shown the world that China is no longer isolated, while at the same time demonstrates its cultural identity and inheritance. They have shown how China remains distinct as it opens up to the world. Each culture has its own history and characteristics, which play an important part in shaping a nation. These values are reflected in the clothes of our State head.

Xinhua: Xi-Obama talks frank, constructive: Chinese FM spokesman
Xinhua: Xi's visit to open new chapter with France
Xinhua: Xi's Europe visit to open new chapter in China-Europe ties: FM
Xinhua: Opportunity to enhance China-EU ties 'never greater': Chinese ambassador
Xinhua: Xi's visit to give further impetus to Sino-Dutch relations: Ambassador
People's Daily: Xi's visit to Europe to enhance cooperation

Beijing Times: Xi's first visit to EU headquarters bears significance
According to Qu Xing, president of the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS), Xi's visit to EU headquarters indicates the all-round diplomatic strategy of the new leadership. "Considering the efforts devoted to maintaining relationships with Russia, US and surrounding regions, it is time for China to shift its attention to Europe this year," said Qu.

Cui Hongjian, director of the Department of Eu Studies at CIIS, commented that Xi's visit to the EU headquarters shows China has always supported partnering with Europe. At the same time, the EU's international standing will be enhanced, giving it greater influence among members of the United Nations General Assembly.

Chinanews.com: Xi's visit to Europe to deepen economic and trade cooperation
According to Adrian Severin, member of European Parliament, Xi's visit shows that China is on a road of peaceful development and would never pose a threat to other nations. Meanwhile, it also delivers a message that despite our different cultural values, China and European countries can harmoniously co-exist. 

 Nuclear security

Global Times: Nuclear reprocessing brings unneeded security risks to East Asia
apan, China and South Korea should take this 2014 Nuclear Security Summit as an opportunity to assess the nuclear security risks that their civilian nuclear energy programs may pose in the region, work with others on collaborative approaches for reducing risks, and above all, enhance transparency among the parties to build confidence in nuclear energy and nuclear security going forward.

Global Times: Nuclear loopholes pose worrying dilemma
World leaders are gathering in The Hague to address nuclear security issues. China has been playing an active role in nuclear dialogue and cooperation. But there is an absence of effective Sino-India nuclear dialogue. India has never figured in China's threat assessment in any serious fashion.

Xinhua: Chinese president's speech on nuclear issues shows wise perspective: Italian analyst
The position expressed by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the third Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) in The Hague revealed a wise and reasonable perspective on such delicate issues, an Italian analyst said on Wednesday.

Xinhua: China dedicated to boosting nuclear security: CNNC chief
China is committed to boosting nuclear security with systematic efforts and will continue active engagement in international cooperation, said Sun Qin, chairman of the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), or the country's leading nuclear plant operator, in an interview with Xinhua.

CCTV.com: China's role in maintaining regional nuclear security
It will be Xi’s first presence at the Nuclear Security Summit; he will demonstrate China’s diplomatic efforts in the nuclear security arena. China hopes participants will reach new consensus and promote international cooperation on nuclear security, improve the security level of nuclear materials and facilities, and advance rational development of nuclear energy.

            Background

Background of Nuclear Security Summit
Nuclear security is a series of preemptive measures introduced to prevent internal and/or external threats directly or indirectly related to nuclear materials, radioactive substances, relevant facilities or other associated activities.

Recent foreign visits of Chinese new leadership:
Time
Leader
Visiting countries
Report
Nov 25 - Nov 29
Premier Li Keqiang
Romania, Uzbekistan
Li Keqiang leaves Beijing for visit to Romania, Uzbekistan
Oct 9 –Oct 15  Premier Li Keqiang
Brunei,Thailand, Vietnam
Li Keqiang starts first Southeast Asia visit 
Oct 2 - Oct 8
President Xi Jinping
Indonesia, Malaysia
Xi Jinping attends his first APEC summit
Sep 3 - Sep 13
President Xi Jinping
Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan
Xi tours Central Asia between G20, SCO summits
May 31 - Jun 8
President Xi Jinping
Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica, Mexico, US
Xi visits Latin America, meets Obama in US
May 19 - May 27
Premier Li Keqiang
India, Pakistan, Switzerland, Germany
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang starts first foreign visit
May 9 - May 12
Vice President Li Yuanchao
Argentina, Venezuela
VP's visit to advance ties with Argentina, Venezuela
Mar 22- Mar 27
President Xi Jinping
Russia, Tanzania, South Africa ,the Republic of the Congo
Xi's foreign debut illuminates China's "world dream"

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