Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 6, 2014. Xi will attend the opening ceremony of the 22nd Winter Olympic Games here, at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. It will be the first attendance by a Chinese head of state at an opening ceremony of a major overseas sports event. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)
Chinese president arrives in Sochi for opening ceremony of Winter Olympics
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived here Thursday to attend the opening ceremony of the 22nd Winter Olympic Games.
The sports event will be held from Feb. 7 to Feb. 23 in this Black Sea city.Full story
Xinhua Insight: Xi's Sochi visit to deepen Sino-Russian ties
BEIJING, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) -- Russia, for the second time, will be Chinese President Xi Jinping's first foreign destination of a year.
In March 2013, Xi took a state visit to Russia a few days after he took office as Chinese President.Full story
Interview: Xi's trip to Sochi to inject impetus into China-Russia ties -- ambassador
MOSCOW, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping's attendance at the opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games will inject impetus into China-Russia relations, Chinese Ambassador to Russia Li Hui has said.
Xi's visit demonstrates the "high level and uniqueness" of China-Russia ties, and good working relationship and friendship between leaders of the two countries, Li told Moscow-based Chinese press.Full story