18 January 2019

Xi Jinping to attend Sochi Games, CNS says

President Xi Jinping {習近平} will travel to the Russian port city of Sochi to attend the Winter Olympic Games opening ceremony on Friday, China News Service reported Thursday. Xi is making his first visit to the Black Sea resort on the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. It is the first visit by a top Chinese leader to a foreign sporting event, the report said. Russia has been chosen for the first official visit by a Chinese leader for a second straight year, the report quoted Vice Foreign Minister Cheng Guoping was quoted as saying.

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