Dutch State Visit to China: Day Three

  October 27, 2015 at 12:20 pm by

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While Queen Maxima is still suffering from the kidney infection and is on her way back to the Netherlands, King Willem-Alexander continued today, Tuesday October 27, the State Visit to China.

The King arrived this morning in Yan’an, in north-central China. He visited the Loess Plateau. A plateau situated in the upper and middle reaches of China’s Yellow River. The plateau, due to centuries of deforestations and erosions, suffered of ecosystem degeneration and desertification. Since 1994 started a project to mitigate the desertification by planting trees and changing the method of farmers. During the visit, the King visited an apple farm.

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The visit ended in the square of Yan’an where the King watched a performance of a traditional folkloric dance created 2000 years ago during the Qin and The Han dinasty.

Later, King Willem-Alexander was present at the signing of a cooperation agreement about climate and water conservation between the University of Wageningen and the Chinese Academy of Science. In the afternoon the King arrived in Shanghai where he attended a reception with the Dutch community living in China.

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