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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Qin Gang's Remarks on President Xi Jinping's Attendance at the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi

2014/01/20

Q: The Chinese side announced today that President Xi Jinping will attend the opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics. What is China's consideration in making such an arrangement?

A: This is the first time for the Chinese President to attend such a major international sports event held by a foreign country. China attaches great importance to and always takes an active part in the international Olympic Games. President Xi Jinping's attendance upon invitation at the opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics demonstrates China's support to the Olympic Games and Russia's holding of the Winter Olympics. China wishes the Sochi Winter Olympics a full success and athletes from all countries good scores.

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