(1 June 2011) As part of his official visit to Chile, the Vice-President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping, will deliver a lecture on Chinese-Latin American relations at the ECLAC headquarters in Santiago.
The lecture will be held on Friday 10 June at 10.30 a.m. and will be attended by representatives from the government, academia, international agencies and members of the diplomatic corps accredited in Chile.
Xi Jinping will be received by Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, who will welcome him on behalf of ECLAC and provide an overview of economic and trade relations between China and the region's countries.
Xi Jinping was born in June 1953 and joined the Communist Party of China (CPC) in January 1974. He graduated from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Qinghua, where he specialized in Marxist theory and ideological education. He has a doctorate in law.
He is a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, member of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee and Secretary of the CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee.
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- For reasons of security and protocol, media representatives wishing to attend the lecture of the Vice-President of the People's Republic of China must confirm their attendance by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday 8 June 2011 at the latest.
- Members of the audience must enter the Conference Room 15 minutes before the start time.
- Access will not be given to journalists who have failed to register in advance and are not carrying up-to-date personal documentation.