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Chinese vice president leaves for four-nation visit

06-01-2011 10:09 BJT

BEIJING, June 1 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping left Beijing Wednesday to attend the 150th anniversary celebration of Italian unification and pay official visits to Italy, Cuba, Uruguay and Chile.

Xi was invited by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano, First Vice President of Cuban Council of State Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, Uruguayan Vice President Danilo Astori and Chilean President Sebastian Pinera.

Xi's entourage include Chinese Science and Technology Minister Wan Gang, Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun, vice chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission Zhu Zhixin, chairman of China Development Bank Chen Yuan, Vice Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan, Deputy Director of the Policy Research Office of the Communist Party of China Central Committee Shi Zhihong.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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