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Old 11-06-2004, 03:06 PM
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Philippe and Mathilde's Economic Mission to China; November 20-28, 2004

Filip will conduct an economic mission to China from 20 till 28 November 2004. He will -of course- be accompanied by his lovely Mathilde.

This is the program as it is published at the website of the Belgian embassy in China.

Sunday November 21st:

BEIJING

14h30 - 15h10: Visit of the ‘Institute for digitization of the Palace
Museum Heritage’ . (the Institute uses technology of the
Belgian company Barco )
(venue: Forbidden City )

17h30 - 18h15: Signing ceremonies between Belgian and Chinese
parties
Decorations
Announcement of the Benelux Business Association with
chapters in Beijing and Guangzhou in presence of
Ambassadors of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxemburg
(venue: China world hotel, Grand Ballroom)

19h00 - 20h00: Reception given by the Ambassador of Belgium to the
participants of the mission and the Belgian community in
Beijing
(venue: China World hotel, Grand Ballroom)

Monday 22nd November:

BEIJING

07h20 - 08h30: Working-breakfast organised by the Federation of
enterprises of Belgium with speech of Mr. Serge
Dumont:
"An Economic Outline of the People’s Republic of China"

(venue: China World hotel, Grand Ballroom)

09h15-09h50: Official opening of the thematic seminars with speech of HRH
Prince Philippe, Minister Marc Verwilghen and possibly a
Chinese official
(venue: China World hotel, Grand Ballroom)

Prince Philippe and minister Marc Verwilghen:

pm: Courtesy calls with Chinese officials


Princess Mathilde:

11h00 - 12h30: Visit to Beijing Children's welfare institute with Handicap
International
(venue: No.52 Qinghe Sanjie, Haidian District)

14h30 - 15h30: UNDP project of microcredit and microfincance

(venue: Tongzhou District, Beijing)



evening: Official dinner offered by Chinese autoritities



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Old 11-06-2004, 03:13 PM
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Tuesday November 23rd:

SHANGHAI

15h00 - 16h15: Company visit to Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co.
with the launching of the fourth Belgian bulk-carrier boat
ordered by the Belgian company Bocimar-UCB


pm: Courtesy calls with Chinese officials and official dinner offered by
Chinese autorities


Wednesday November 24th:


SHANGHAI


07h50 - 08h35: Briefing organised by the Benelux Business Association
and the Belgian-Chinese Economic and Commercial
Council with speeches of Mr. Herman Van Daele, President
Asia Bekaert


09h15 - 09h45: Official opening of the thematic seminars with speech of
HRH Prince Philippe, Minister Marc Verwilghen and possibly a
Chinese official


12h00 - 13h00: Reception given by the Consul-general to the participants of
the mission and the Belgian community in Shanghai


14h45 - 15h30: Press conference organised with the Belgian and Chinese
press


16h30 - 17h15: Signing ceremonies between Belgian and Chinese parties

19h00 - 21h30: Belgian Gala Night organised by Belguim Team with a slide
show, fashion show and diamond show.
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Old 11-06-2004, 03:21 PM
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Thursady November 25th:

SHANGHAI And BENGBU
HRH Prince Philippe and Minister Verwilghen in Bengbu

13h45 - 15h00: Company visit to the Belgian company Galactic and their
Chinese partner
BBCA: visit of the new site


HRH Princess Mathilde in Shanghai

Program still to be confirmed

Friday November 26th:

GUANGHZU


10h00 - 10h30: Official opening of the investment seminars with speech
of HRH Prince Philippe, Minister Marc Verwilghen and
possibly a Chinese official

12h00 - 14h30: Company visit: museum launched by the Belgian company
Inbev Brewery at the Guangzhou Zhujiang Beer Group
Company


15h30 - 16h30: Company visit: Official opening of the new investment made
by the Belgian company Vitalo Packaging


am/pm: Courtesy calls with Chinese officials and official dinner offered by

Chinese autorities

Saturday November 27th:

GUANGHZOU


pm: Debriefing with some small and medium sized Belgian companies

participating for the first time int ahinan economic misson to

China
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Old 11-08-2004, 06:04 AM
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Written at the Benelux royals Board, by Catherine:



From 20 to 28 November 2004, prince Philippe will preside an economic mission to China. Mathilde will accompany him.



Marie-Rose Morel, a member of the fascist Flemish party Vlaams Blok will also be present. She won't go as a member of parliament, but for private reasons: to push the wheelchair her father sits in!! Her father is Chris Morel, an imprtant business man in the 80s. The man is an honorary citizen of Shanghai. The king's chef of cabinet has asked father Morel to stay at home, but he refused. Him and his daughter are paying the trip themselves

Court is of course very embarresed by this and has refused all comment. Fientje Moerman, regional minister of export now has to solve this problem. Philippe wants to have nothing to do with the Vlaams Blok (or FN). His father and uncle, Albert and Baudouin have always refused to receive members of this racist and separatiste party in audience.
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it seems that since the server was down and up again, we've lost some pics...
i remember seeing some pics of CP P & M on their China visit?

Can anyone post more pics of their visit?
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Old 11-23-2004, 08:25 PM
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it seems that since the server was down and up again, we've lost some pics...
i remember seeing some pics of CP P & M on their China visit?

Can anyone post more pics of their visit?
My thoughts exactly.
I haven't been on this forum since Sunday and couldn't believe that the pictures and last postings were gone, but thought it was because of the new server.
Pictures from their trip would definitely be greatly appriciated. :)
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DAY 1
November 21, 2004: Belgian Crown Prince Phillipe and Princess Mathilde visit the Forbidden City in Beijing, former home of China's emperors. The Belgian technology firm Barco is involved in an ambitious project to digitise the cultural relics and architecture in the palace in order to present a virtual reality archive of the whole structure. The Prince is heading a delegation of businessmen, scientists and academics who have cemented business ties and bilateral cultural and scientific cooperation in a series of events
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DAY 2
November 22, 2004 BEIJING, CHINA: Prince Phillipe of Belgium arrives for the official opening of the thematic seminars in Beijing 22 November 2004. The Belgian Economic Mission to China, headed by Prince Phillipe and Princess Mathilde, is on a week-long visit to China.
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DAY 2
November 22, 2004: Princess Mathilde of Belgium visits the UNDP Microfinance project in Tongzhou District, part of Belgium's economic mission to China.
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DAY 3
November 23, 2004 SHANGHAI, CHINA: Princess Mathilde and Prince Philippe of Belgium attend the launching ceremony of a bulk-carrier ship named "Mineral Belgium" at Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipyard. Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde lead a Belgian economic group for a week-long visit to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou.
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Thanks for all of the photos. Mathilde is a treasure. Belgium is very lucky(and Phillippe as well.)
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Wow! Great pictures. Thanks alot pdsa1021.
Mathilde looks wonderful as always. She is indeed a treasure to Belgium and Belgium is lucky to hve her as their future Queen
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Really beautiful pics from the first day.

I just love Mathilde's outfit and her handbag :):) (well, she brought Eduard Vermeulen of Natan with her, so she'll have more than enough pretty clothes I gues :))
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More from the 3rd day, where Mathilde baptized a Belgian ship, that's being built in China.
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Gala dress...

Oh wow. Just lovely.

Is her name pronounced Meh-till-de or Mah-till-duh or something completely different?
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She looked Sublime!!!

Btw her name is pronounced Mah-till-duh.
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Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium pose as the night scene of the Bund is seen on the background ahead of the Belgian Gala Night in Shanghai, 24 November 2004. Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde lead a Belgian economic group for a week-long visit in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.

One of the best dresses she's ever worn IMO. Sublime.
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Earlier the same day:

4th day of the Belgian economic mission to the People's Republic of China. Princess Mathilde pays a visit to the Special Education School at Pudong New Area.
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