Macron’s China visit: Giant Wild Goose Pagoda will be the main site
2018-01-08 15:50:00

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte visit the famous Terracotta Army in Xi'an at the start of his first state visit to China. /VCG Photo

French President Emmanuel Macron launched a state visit to China in Xi'an -the starting point of the ancient Silk Road -on Monday, in a nod to his counterpart's scheme to revive the famous trading route.

When Macron arrives in Xi’an, the capital city of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, along with his wife Brigitte, he is scheduled to visit a few places of interest before delivering a keynote speech on the future of Franco-Chinese relations at the site of the ancient Daminggong palace.

Macron is not the first to choose Xi'an as the first stop during a state visit: Ex-presidents Francois Mitterrand, JacquesChirac and NicolasSarkozy already paid visits there before him.

Source: CGTN Editor: Hiram