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Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik's State Visit to China; April 24-28, 2014

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On the invitation of the People's Republic of China's President Xi Jinping and his wife

Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik will pay a State Visit to China from April 24th to April 28th, 2014.


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Queen Margrethe has given a press conference to Chinese journalists this afternoon, April 4:



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The bussiness section of the newpaper Berlinske, has an article about the Regent Couple's visit to China. Dronningen til Kina med historisk stort følge - Global | www.business.dk
It's nothing short of a full frontal commercial offensive, with a recod number of Danish buinesses being represented and no less than four ministers accompanying them.
161 businesses are represented. When the Regent Couple went to China in 1979, as the first royal heads of states ever on a statevisit, 16 companies went with them.

One of the things DK export to China are retirement homes. From the drawing board, to the construction phase, educationg the staff, suppliying furnitures and equipment, using Danish principles in dealing and stimulating the elderly and finally handing over the keys.
Kindergartens and nurseries are expected to be next on the list of export to China. Again as complete packages.
I should be very surprised if the Free From Bullying concept would not be a part of that as well.
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PROGRAM


Thursday, April 24

Royal couple's program

Arrival in Beijing
Kl. 11:55
The royal couple arrive in Beijing.

Official welcome at the Great Hall
Kl. 17:00
The royal couple arrive at the Great Hall and received the Presidential couple.
Honorary Garden inspected.
Official photography Royal Couple and Presidential couple.
Royal Couple greets the Danish and Chinese delegations.

Kl. 17:15
The royal couple met with HE President Xi Jinping.
Official photography Royal Couple and Presidential couple.

Kl. 18:00
The royal couple attends signing ceremony.

State Banquet
Kl. 18:15
The royal couple take part in state banquet in the West Hall.

Friday, April 25

Royal couple's program

Meeting with the Council of State in Fanghua Garden
Kl. 09:20
The royal couple will meet with the Council of State in Fanghua Garden.

Opening the Danish-Chinese partnership conference
Kl. 09:30
The royal couple take part in the Danish-Chinese partnership conference "Sustainability in China and Denmark" in Diaoyutai State Guesthouse.
Opening speech by HM the Queen.

Kl. 10:00
The royal couple attends signing ceremony.

The Forbidden City
Kl. 10:25
Royal Couple visit the Forbidden City.

HM The Queen's program

Launch of Danish-Chinese cultural year
Kl. 11:20
The queen is joining forces with First Lady during the launch of Danish-Chinese cultural year at the Museum for Women and Children, which included parts of Hans Christian Andersen exhibition from Odense City Museums. The queen will read aloud from Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale "It's true".
First Lady reads aloud the story in Chinese.

Lunch with Danish and Chinese researchers
Kl. 12:20
The Queen participates in lunch with the official delegation and the Danish and Chinese researchers at Temple Restaurant.

Official meeting
Kl. 16:00
Queen participating in the meeting with HE Prime Minister Li Keqiang at the Great Hall.

Official meeting
Kl. 16:45
Queen participating in the meeting with HE The President of the National People's Congress Zhang Dejiang at the Great Hall.

HRH The Prince Consort's program

Lunch with partnership conference participants
Kl. 13:05
Prince Consort participates in lunch with partnership conference participants in Fanghua Garden.
Upon arrival, the Prince Consort appear around the conference.

Tourism Event
Kl. 16:30
Prince Consort is responsible for opening the tourism event.

Royal couple's program

Returns Event
Kl. 18:45
The royal couple will hold the return event at the State Guest House, Fanghua Garden.

Saturday, April 26

HM The Queen's program

Novo Nordisk
Kl. 09:30
Queen visits Novo Nordisk Research and Development Center.
During the visit, the Queen will get a tour of the center.

Ming Tombs
Kl. 10:30
Queen visits with the Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Danish Trade and Development Ming Tombs.
The Queen will be shown around the facility and inspect an exhibition of jade.

Sino-Danish Centre
Kl. 12:00
The queen is joining forces with the Danish education and research minister in the cornerstone ceremony at Sino-Danish University Centre. The Queen will make a speech during the ceremony and take the first steps.

HRH The Prince Consort's program

Novozymes
Kl. 09:30
Prince Consort visit with the Danish Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Novozymes Research and Development Center. Prince Consort and the minister during the visit will be shown around the center.

Arla Milk Center
Kl. 10:30
Prince Consort is in charge of the inauguration of the premises for Arla Foods Product Innovation Satellite 'The Cheese Lab.

Kopenhagen Fur Studio
Kl. 11:45
Prince Consort visits Kopenhagen Fur Studio at Tsinghua University.
During his visit, the Prince Consort have presented Kopenhagen Design Studio Beijing.

Royal couple's program
Check to Nanjing
Kl. 14:00
The royal couple travel to Nanjing high-speed rail.

Official meeting
Kl. 19:30
The royal couple will meet with the Party secretary of Jiangsu province Lou Shijoun.

Banquet at the Hotel Jinling
Kl. 19:40
The royal couple take part in the banquet organized by the Party secretary of Jiangsu province with the participation of Chinese and Danish business people.
At the event keeps the queen speech.

Sunday, April 27

Royal couple's program

Opening the conference "Sustainable Urbanisation"
Kl. 09:30
The royal couple is joining forces with the Danish Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries of the opening of the conference "Sustainable Urbanisation" on Jinling Hotel.

Memorial Hall of the Nanjing Massacre
Kl. 10:25
Royal Couple visit with the Danish Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Museum of the Nanjing Massacre.

Departure to Suzhou
Kl. 11:15
The royal couple travel to Suzhou with high speed.

Official lunch
Kl. 12:40
The royal couple take part in the lunch organized by the Mayor of Suzhou Zhou Nai Xiang. At lunch, representatives from the Danish business in Suzhou and Nanjing Province and the Director of the Suzhou Museum.

Signature Ceremony
Kl. 13:30
The royal couple attends signing ceremony.

The Humble Administrator's Garden
Kl. 14:30
Royal Couple visit the Humble Administrator's Garden. The royal couple will during the visit get a tour of the garden.

The foundation ceremony at LEGO
Kl. 16:15
The royal couple take part in the foundation stone ceremony at LEGO, where the Queen will unveil the foundation stone for the new plant.

Reception
Kl. 20:00
The royal couple take part in the reception of Danish and Chinese business representatives at The Peninsula Hotel.
At the reception the Prince Consort number of its Medal of Honour.

Monday, April 28

Royal couple's program

Danish-Chinese Innovation and Investment Seminar
08:55
The royal couple is joining forces with the Danish Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries in a Sino-Danish Innovation and Investment Seminar at The Peninsula Hotel.
Prince Consort keynote speech and meets Chinese businessmen.

HM The Queen's program

Danish Design Days
Kl. 10:20
Queen visits Design Studio and get showcased the exhibition "Danish Design Days" of Danish design.

Royal couple's program

Shanghai Mayor Yang Xiong
Kl. 12:00
The royal couple will meet with Shanghai Mayor Yang Xiong.

Kl. 12:10
The royal couple take part in the lunch organized by Shanghai Mayor.
The Queen will lunch speech.

Press conference for the Danish press
Kl. 14:00
The royal couple will hold a press conference in the Danish press at The Peninsula Hotel.

Sailing on the Huangpu River
Kl. 17:15
The royal couple take part in sailing on the Huangpu River with representatives of Danish and Chinese shipping on the occasion of the celebration of the 40th anniversary of Sino-Danish maritime cooperation.

Dinner for the official delegation and representatives of the Danish business
Kl. 20:00
The royal couple take part in the dinner for the official delegation and representatives of Danish industry.
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A Very packed schedule for the royal couple
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The state visit to China has started today, April 24.

Chinese President Xi Jinping has welcomed Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik in Beijing.



** kongehuset.dk gallery **


** gettyimages/zimbio gallery: Queen Margrethe Of Denmark Visits China **


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Thanks, Iceflower.

As the visit is the largest commercial offensive ever by DK in connection with a staevisit, the serious business papers like Jyllands Posten, Børsen and Berlingske are in particular covering this visit.

And also the serious business.dk
which brings a number of very informative background articles: Kineserne skal lære at spise dansk ost - Fødevarer | www.business.dk

China has become a huge importer og milk, not least European milk, because that means quality and safety. There has been a number of scandals recently in China in regards to milk being in some cases fatal to drink! So the milk producers here in DK are smiling broadly
But as DK is also very much a dairy producing country one of the goals of the visit is to get the Chinese hooked on cheese. Apparantly that's not something they do a lot - yet. But it's not cheese as we are used to here in DK! The cheese exported to China will very likely be with fruit flavour! - Whatever, as long as they buy - and who knows? It may catch on here as well...

And here is a gallery from the Regent Couples first statevisit to China back in 1979, incidentally as the first royals ever: Dronningens Kina-rejse i 1979 | www.business.dk
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A BT gallery of the Regent Couple's visit to China: Se billederne: Her får dronning Margrethe sin egen grimme ælling | www.bt.dk

It's a pretty hard schedule for someone their age.

In pics 1 & 2. QMII is presented with an ugly duckling in Lego.

http://www.bt.dk/royale/se-billedern...elling#slide-1
http://www.bt.dk/royale/se-billedern...elling#slide-7
Pic 7: A Danish dance troupe entertained. Appropriately wearing fur. The export of fur to the Cinese market is going very well, thank you.

http://www.bt.dk/royale/se-billedern...elling#slide-5
in pics 5 & 6: QMII and the Chinese First Lady read aloud from a fairy tale by H.C: Andersen. His fairlytales were mandatory in Chinese schools also back in genuine Communist times, as his tales were interpreted to be appropriately Marxist.

http://www.bt.dk/royale/se-billedern...lling#slide-12
Pic 12: In specting the honor guard. The colour guard are from all three branches of the military, the colourbearer being flanked by two colourguards holding very much parade AK-47's.
The other rifles are SKS, which are much better suited for parade ground drill than modern assault rifles.

http://www.bt.dk/royale/se-billedern...lling#slide-21
Pic 21: The Chinese copied the Soviet Style marching and indeed uniforms. The thick cord around their left shoulders indentify them as a guards unit.
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I've noticed that the above posted gettyimages/zimbio gallery has been updated with pics from today, April 25, so I guess the link will be updated each day and is worth looking at again. And as usual the gallery from kongehuset.dk will be updated as well!
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thank you for the links and pics.
the visit is busy to say the least.

the pictures are wonderful, especially from their first visit in 1979
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We have some pretty unusual pictures here in this BT gallery from China: Hold så op! Her sætter vred Margrethe kinesere på plads | www.bt.dk

A visibly annoyed QMII!

According to the correspondet from the serious newpaper Berlingske, it all happened when QMII was visiting some Ming dynasty graves outside Beijing. QMII was decending some stairs when her security got too close. So close actually that QMII could hardly see where she was going and apparantly got close to tripping.
At the bottom of the stairs an annoyed Queen shooed the security away.
Here is the sequence: http://a.bimg.dk/node-images/328/7/x2048-u/7328845-.jpg
http://b.bimg.dk/node-images/328/7/x2048-u/7328844-.jpg
http://b.bimg.dk/node-images/328/7/x2048-u/7328846-.jpg

Isn't it Lene Balleby in the background? With a somewhat worried expression.

Apart from that, QMII must have been looking very much forward to visiting the graves.
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how unfortunate but lucky she did not fall.

Busy trip but the QUeen and henrik look happy to be there
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video of Sunday's events
Dronning Margrethes spændende søndag i Kina - YouTube

and another pic with article
Dronning Margrethe gravede med gylden spade | Billed Bladet
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Two lovely pics from their last day
http://31.media.tumblr.com/3ad927120...me9o2_1280.jpg
http://24.media.tumblr.com/8cc6bdf41...me9o1_1280.jpg
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It was BB reporter Annelise Weimann who went to China with the Regent Couple.

- Now, normally I would write a lengthy summary but there are so many things going on right now here in DK that I'll skip it this time.
I will however mention that the reporter noted that QMII clealy had problems with her back and also that she became visibly annoyed a couple of time, because Chinese security stood in her way. She couldn't see anything and she couldn't see where she was going.
QMII admitted at the press conference at the end of the visit that she had had problems with her back.

I think we are getting to the end of the line for statevisits for the Regent Couple. PH is turning eighty and QMII had to lean against all sorts of things.

Instead of a summary here is the BB coverage. Some of the pics speak for themselves.
https://app.box.com/s/igidnm3d3gr6bwmqoyra
https://app.box.com/s/ix2jjul0ckp6da9gn66p
https://app.box.com/s/67kcumcb22ru6hqygzj7
https://app.box.com/s/utj8trspyn8i9k4mutnl
https://app.box.com/s/2hqvurxofvzvrgaize02
https://app.box.com/s/aabbpx9f1p2xtcl236c8
https://app.box.com/s/u72u9v7bfokysf42j2iu
https://app.box.com/s/qtw7lmuu5ntj9q1m2fot
https://app.box.com/s/3trzymy2zr7axu16vsj2
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It was BB reporter Annelise Weimann who went to China with the Regent Couple.

- Now, normally I would write a lengthy summary but there are so many things going on right now here in DK that I'll skip it this time.
I will however mention that the reporter noted that QMII clealy had problems with her back and also that she became visibly annoyed a couple of time, because Chinese security stood in her way. She couldn't see anything and she couldn't see where she was going.
QMII admitted at the press conference at the end of the visit that she had had problems with her back.

I think we are getting to the end of the line for statevisits for the Regent Couple. PH is turning eighty and QMII had to lean against all sorts of things.

Instead of a summary here is the BB coverage. Some of the pics speak for themselves.
https://app.box.com/s/igidnm3d3gr6bwmqoyra
https://app.box.com/s/ix2jjul0ckp6da9gn66p
https://app.box.com/s/67kcumcb22ru6hqygzj7
https://app.box.com/s/utj8trspyn8i9k4mutnl
https://app.box.com/s/2hqvurxofvzvrgaize02
https://app.box.com/s/aabbpx9f1p2xtcl236c8
https://app.box.com/s/u72u9v7bfokysf42j2iu
https://app.box.com/s/qtw7lmuu5ntj9q1m2fot
https://app.box.com/s/3trzymy2zr7axu16vsj2

thank you as always
From the pictures it looks like they had a great time, but the Queen did look a bit tired.

And i think you are right, regarding State Visits. We have already seen Frederik and Mary take on more and more visits. I just think this is a country both wanted to really go to again.
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