Xi Gets Red-Carpet Treatment in Korea

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan were accorded the most respectful treatment Korea has to offer foreign dignitaries.

President Park Geun-hye lent Xi the Mercedes-Benz S600L Pullman Guard that she used when she was president-elect.

A Mercedes-Benz carrying Chinese President Xi Jinping leaves an airport in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province on Thursday. A Mercedes-Benz carrying Chinese President Xi Jinping leaves an airport in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province on Thursday.

A state visit here usually involves an official welcome ceremony, summit, and dinner, but in order to return the special treatment Park received during her visit to China in June last year, she added a special luncheon in a traditional Korean house to the itinerary on Friday.

Police mobilized all their resources for the safety of Xi and Peng.

Korean and Chinese flags lined the roads leading up to Cheong Wa Dae.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jul. 04, 2014 12:32 KST