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s promise made to a late friend of his 13 years earlier.
Jim Bacon, then premier of Tasmania, visited China in 2001 when Xi was governo银河官网亚博投注网419论坛
r of Fujian province, which had established a sister state relationship with Tasmania.
银河官网亚博投注网419论坛品茶微信Xi told Bacon’s family that Bacon invited him to visit Tasmania then and he agreed.
He praised Bacon as an old friend of the Chinese people for his contribution to relations
between China and Tasmania as well as Australia and invited his family to visit China in the future.银河官网亚博投注网419论坛
“People-to-people exchanges pave the road for handling international rel
银河官网亚博投注网419论坛ations,” Han Fangming, deputy director of the Foreign Affairs Committee of t
he Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference’s National Committee, said in an article published in
Public Diplomacy Quarterly, which is sponsored by the Foreign Affairs Committee.银河官网亚博投注网419论坛品茶微信
He also proposed the establishment of an innovative, high-level people-to-people exchange m
银河官网亚博投注网419论坛echanism that also involves not only politicians, but also governmental departments, think tanks a
nd individuals in extensive cultural exchanges between China and other countries.
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in May, Xi said people are the best bridge for exchanges and mutual learning among different cultures.
银河官网亚博投注网419论坛”Closer people-to-people exchanges and mutual learning, for that matter, are sure ways to eliminate es
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The conference was initiated by Xi to promote cross-civilization exch
anges and mutual learning across Asia and build an Asian community with a shared future.