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Chinese President Xi to attend Winter Olympics opening ceremony

Jan. 20, 2014 at 2:59 PM

BEIJING, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the Winter Olympics' opening ceremony Feb. 7 in Sochi, Russia, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Monday.

"This will be the first time a Chinese president has attended a major international sports event hosted in another country," spokesman Qin Gang said, noting Xi will attend at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Xi will be in Russia Feb. 6-8, the Chinese news agency Xinhua reported Monday.

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