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Quotable quotes from Chinese vice president's visit in New Zealand

06-18-2010 17:14 BJT Special Report: Xi Jinping Visits Four Nations |

BEIJING, June 18 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping arrived in Auckland on Thursday for a three-day official visit to New Zealand.

The following are some of the notable quotes selected from Xi's remarks during his stay in New Zealand on Thursday and Friday:

"The FTA has boosted the bilateral trade between China and New Zealand, with the trade volume increased by 3.6 percent in 2009 despite the worldwide economic and trade downturn."

"The communication between legislatures of the two countries is a vital part of the bilateral relationship at large, calling for more exchanges between lawmakers from both sides."

"China is willing to join hands with New Zealand to continue the development of bilateral relations from the strategic and long-term perspective, which includes maintaining frequent exchanges at various levels, enhancing mutual political trust, expanding practical cooperation in the fields of trade, agriculture, forestry, environment protection, labor and low-carbon economy."

"China is the top source of foreign students and the fastest growing source of foreign tourists in New Zealand."

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

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