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Foreign Experts, including a member of the Centre, were invited to meet Xi Jinping
Published:2012-12-18 Hits:1062

Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the China Central Committee, met a group of foreign experts who are working in China, including Professor David Waxman. The meeting took place in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Dec 5, 2012. Professor Waxman is a theoretical biologist, and works in the Centre for Computational Systems Biology of Fudan  University.

The 20 foreign experts, who came from 16 countries, were invited for discussions on China's development with Mr Xi. The experts came from different branches of academia, agriculture, business and finance.

Analysts said the meeting conveyed the new leadership's blueprint for foreign policy, and sent a strong signal that China values its ties with foreign countries and foreign people, and will continue on its road of opening up and cooperating with the outside world.

In this photograph, Professor David Waxman is standing in the back row, fourth from the left.

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