BEIJING, May 4 (Xinhuanet) -- Hundreds of reporters from both sides of the Taiwan Straits, Hong Kong, Macao and other countries arrived in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Wednesday to get prepared for the first leg of the upcoming visit by James
C. Y. Soong, chairman of People First Party (PFP).
The local information office is preparing a press
release for reporters and issuing press cards for them.
Some reporters have gone to the Huangdi Mausoleum,
130 km from Xi'an, to get prepared for Soong's visit. The China Central
Television Station and the Shaanxi provincial television station will broadcast
Soong's arrival at Xianyang Airport and visit to Huangdi Mausoleum live, two
major venues of his upcoming visit to Shaanxi.
Qinghua University in Beijing is also preparing for
Soong's arrival, expecting him to give a speech. Despite many students' and
faculty members' desire to witness this historical occasion, the university's
conference hall only has a capacity of 600. Lots will be drawn to determine
Nanjing is the second stop of Soong's mainland visit.
All the scenic spots Soong will visit will remain open to the public.
South China Airlines has selected stewardesses coming
from Hunan to serve Soong during his flight as Soong is a native of Hunan.
His hometown has prepared delicious local
specialities such as bacon, rice wine and tea for Soong. Villagers have also
paved a cement road leading to the tomb of Soong's late father. Enditem