China to Send Senior Official to Park's Inauguration

      January 29, 2013 11:42

      Cho Yoon-sun

      China's leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping is to dispatch a senior envoy to president-elect Park Geun-hye's inauguration on Feb. 25, her spokesman Cho Yoon-sun said Monday.

      Xi told a delegation sent to Beijing by Park last week that the two countries should form a relationship that "corresponds to a new era" in the leadership of the two countries.

      For President Lee Myung-bak's inauguration in 2008, China sent State Councilor Tang Jiaxuan. Roh Moo-hyn's inauguration in 2003 was attended by then Chinese vice premier Chen Chichuan.

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