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Join the discussion: What is the significance of Chinese President Xi’s state visit to Serbia?

Written by April Zhang on Monday, 13 May 2024. Posted in Front Page

Join the discussion: What is the significance of Chinese President Xi’s state visit to Serbia?

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent visit to Serbia made headlines all over the world. 

As the second stop of his first trip to Europe in five years, many questions were asked and many interpretations were offered. 

It was especially important to point out that this trip was on a day when China’s embassy was bombed by NATO 25 years ago.

From the internet, points listed below can be found about the significance of Xi’s visit:

  The visit coincides with the anniversary of the bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade by NATO in 1999, which is a significant historical event in Sino-Serbian relations.

  China has made substantial investments in Serbia, including factories, mines, roads, and a railway line between Belgrade and Budapest.

  Serbia supports China's sovereignty over Taiwan.

  Serbia's location makes it a strategic partner for China in Europe.

  China's investments have been accused of causing pollution and environmental degradation in Serbia.

Overall, the visit is a mix of diplomatic, economic, and strategic interests for China in Serbia and the broader European region.

What do you think?

If you have interesting ideas about this event, and also love a chance to practice speaking about them in Mandarin, this is your chance.

Details about this session is below:

Topic: What is the significance of Chinese President Xi’s state visit to Serbia? 

  • 1:00 PM - 2:00PM, June 27, 2024, Thursday (HK time).
  • Online
  • HKD150 per person (Maximum 6 participants)

Register before June 24, 2024. 

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More about this course:

“What Is Your Opinion” is a platform for high level Chinese language learners to share their views and thoughts on a wide range of events which are shaping our world, and of course, to practice speaking Mandarin as well.

This course is a natural extension for students who have completed the Mandarin Express series (or equivalent) and would like to have a platform to further their study by engaging in topical discussions.

It’s best for students who are interested in world events, including but not solely about events which China’s stances influence the outcome.

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About the Author

April Zhang

April Zhang

April Zhang is the founder of MSL Master and she enjoys teaching and interacting with students. She constantly explores new and interesting ways of teaching Chinese through creative and imaginative activities.

With her help, many students have achieved outstanding result, which has enriched their understanding about China and has significantly contributed to their work.