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Sep 04

The President’s State Visit to the People’s Republic of China

Photos from some of the activities during President’s State Visit to the People’s Republic of China.

Day 1: The President’s arrival in Beijing in evening.

See the President’s Departure Statement.

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Economic Managers confer on the plane.

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The President waiting to disembark in Beijing.

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Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda at the State Guesthouse.

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State Guesthouse complex.

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Main Villa of the State Guesthouse, where the President stayed.

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The President’s sitting room, in the main villa of the State Guesthouse.

Day 2:Beijing

Four meetings with business groups.

Meeting with Vice Premier Wang Qishan

Philippines-China Economic and Trade Forum

Interview by Yang Rui of CCTV Dialogue

Welcome Ceremony at the Great Hall of the People

Bilateral Meeting between the President of the Philippines and President Hu Jintao

Signing Ceremonies witnessed by President Benigno S. Aquino III and President Hu Jintao

State Banquet hosted by President Hu Jintao in honor of President Benigno S. Aquino III

Meeting with the Filipino Community in Beijing

National Grid Corporation of the Philippines dinner for the Philippine Business Delegation

The President’s coffee meeting with Philippine Media

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Hospitality of the Chinese Government: The official convoy.

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Philippine and Chinese flags adorn Tiananmen Square.

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Luncheon at State Guesthouse for Official Delegation.

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The Secretary of Foreign Affairs arrives at the Great Hall of the People, Beijing.

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Economic Managers arrive at the Great Hall of the People.

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Venue of Welcoming Ceremonies, Great Hall of the People.

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Holding Room, Great Hall of the People. The various rooms pay architectural homage to the various geographical/ethnic areas of China.

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Secretary of Foreign Affairs del Rosario and Secretary of Transportation and Communications Roxas observe the media from their positions in the Great Hall of the People.

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Other members of the Cabinet await the start of welcoming ceremonies.

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The band of the People’s Liberation Army enters the Great Hall of the People.

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The band will play the Philippine and Chinese national anthems.

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The honor guard enters the Great Hall of the People.

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The honor guard is composed of detachments from the army, navy, and air force.

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After the welcoming ceremonies, bilateral meeting between the Presidents of the Philippines and China.

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State Banquet Beverage.

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After the bilateral, and en route to the State Banquet, Presidents Aquino and Hu have a private discussion.

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Members of the Cabinet taking their places at the State Banquet.

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Place settings for lesser officials at the State Banquet.

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Presidents Aquino and Hu during the State Banquet.

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After the State Banquet, Pre sident Aquino introduces members of the business delegation to President Hu.

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Presidents Aquino and Hu greeting members of the business delegation.

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President Hu bids President Aquino goodnight.

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President Aquino addressing members of the Filipino community in Beijing after the State Banquet.

Day 3: Beijing

Visit to the Great Wall

Visit to the Forbidden City

Five meetings with business groups.

Meeting with Wu Bangguo, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress

Meeting with Premier Wen Jiabao

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The Great Wall.

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Members of the Cabinet at the Great Wall.

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The President at the Great Wall.

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The President with members of his Cabinet and the Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines, at the Great Wall.

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Facilities for tourists at the Great Wall.

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Reminder for visitors.

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Arriving at the Forbidden City.

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The Forbidden City.

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More views of the Forbidden City.

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Officials brief the President on architectural and historical points of interest.

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The Dragon Throne.

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The President is told of the rare and precious paving stones/tiles used in areas for the Emperor’s use.

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More views of the Forbidden City.

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The Daily Throne of the Emperor.

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The President with members of his Cabinet.

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The President signs the official guest book.

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The President interviewed by the “Oprah Winfrey” of China.

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The President with the Chairman of the National People’s Congress.

Day 4: Shanghai:

Philippine-Eastern China Business Forum

Call on the President by business groups.

Luncheon hosted by the Mayor of Shanghai

Two meetings with business groups.

Visit to Liawayway (China) Co., Ltd.

Meeting with the Filipino Community in Shanghai

Members of the Philippine Business Delegation Dinner

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Courtesy Call on the Mayor of Shanghai.

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Luncheon tendered by the Mayor of Shanghai in honor of the President.

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The President and the Mayor of Shanghai.

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The President with members of the Filipino community in Shanghai.

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The President leads Philippine delegation in greeting Ambassador Miguel Perez-Rubio, Chief of Presidential Protocol, Happy Birthday.

Day 5: Xiamen

Courtesy Call by Fujian and Xiamen officials

Message by the President at the Philippines-Fujian Business Conference

Visit to Hongjian Village, Jiaomei Township, Longhai City, Zhangzhou Municipality

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President prepares to deplane in Xiamen.

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President’s temporary HQ in Xiamen.

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President with Xiamen officials.

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Business Forum in Xiamen.

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Luncheon in honor of the President tendered by Xiamen officials.

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Puppet Troupe.

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A warm welcome for the President at his ancestral village.

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Xu Clan rites.

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President views photos of his mother’s visit, from 23 years ago.

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President signs village’s official guest book.

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President views the tree his mother planted.

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The President with the tree he, in turn, ceremonially planted.

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Villagers await the President’s speech.

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The President’s speech.

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The President with his Cabinet, back in Manila after giving his Arrival Statement.

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