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Where do foreign leaders go after attending China's V-day parade?

By Jin Chen (People's Daily Online)    14:16, September 07, 2015

The Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon and his wife take a photo in the Spouting Spring, a famous spring in Jinan city, Shandong province on Sept. 5, 2015. (Photo from the Weibo of the Spouting Spring)

Foreign leaders' duration of stay are different after the V-day parade. For example, Russian President Vladimir Putin only stayed in China for one day. Andrey Denisov, Russian Ambassador to China said that Putin arrived in Beijing on the afternoon of Sept. 2. He attended the V-day parade on the morning of Sept.3, and after the meeting with President Xi Jinping in the afternoon, he flied to Vladivostok to attend the 2015 Eastern Economic Forum in the evening.

Many visiting foreign leaders are accompanied by trade delegations. Economic and trade cooperation is also on their agenda. Some leaders attend the economic and trade forum or hold meetings with Chinese enterprises. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi attended the meeting between representatives of Egyptian and Chinese entrepreneurs on the noon of Sept. 2. He played the role of "salesman" at the meeting, and said that Egypt would provide good investment environment for Chinese enterprises and partners and Egypt expects investments from China.

Although the schedule was busy, some leaders also managed to complete their own work. Venezuela's President Ricardo Maduro recorded a new show of "In contact with Maduro".

The Silk Street Market (Xiushui Street) in Beijing also welcomed many guests. Wife of Czech Prime Minister cancelled her tour to the Jingshan Park and went to the Silk Street for two hours' shopping on the afternoon of Sept. 3. And Wife of Pakistan's President also came to the Silk Street on the morning of Sept. 4. She bought 8 pairs of shoes, leather handbags and silk scarves.

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