|Dateline||:||Apr 18, 2012|
|Source||:||China Central Television (CCTV)|
|Restrictions||:||Not access Chinese mainland|
|Summary||:||Senior official of Communist Party of China arrives in Canada for visit|
Ottawa, Canada - Apr 19, 2012
1. Wide of Li Changchun, senior official of the Communist Party of China, arriving at Ottawa airport
2. Wide of Li waving greetings to people who welcome him and stepping down from airplane
3. Wide of people welcoming Li with Chinese national flags and poster with Chinese characters reading "Welcome Mr. Li Changchun's visit to Canada"
4. Mid of Li shaking hands with Canadian officials
5. Zoom out of other Chinese officials stepping down from airplane
6. Mid of Li shaking hands with officials of Canada and receiving flower bouquet
7. Wide of people welcoming Li with Chinese national flags and poster with Chinese characters reading "Welcome Mr. Li Changchun's visit to Canada"
8. Mid of Li shaking hands with officials of Chinese Embassy in Canada
9. Wide of cars driving away
Li Changchun, a senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC), arrived at Ottawa on Wednesday for an official goodwill visit to Canada to promote bilateral ties and cultural exchanges.
Li, a member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Central Committee's Political Bureau, said in a written speech upon his arrival that he is looking forward to exchanging views with Canadian leaders on bilateral relations and other major issues of common concern, and to interacting extensively with Canadians from various circles.
China and Canada have enjoyed long-standing friendship, and Norman Bethune, a Canadian doctor, is a household name in China for his endeavor and sacrifice in saving lives of Chinese soldiers during China's war of resistance against Japanese aggression in the 1930s and 1940s, Li said.
During the past more than four decades since establishing diplomatic relations, Chinese-Canadian ties have been constantly advanced, Li said.
The two sides have greatly increased high-level mutual visits, achieved substantial results of cooperation in areas of culture, economy, trade, science and technology, and maintained good communication and coordination in major international and regional affairs since 2005, when they agreed to lift their relations to the level of strategic partnership, Li said.
He said the advancement of China-Canada relations had not only brought tangible benefit to the two peoples, but given strong impetus to peace, stability and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region and the world at large.
Speaking about the two countries, he said the development of one would bring important opportunities to the other; and with the increase of common interests, there would emerge an immense potential for cooperation in all areas.
During his visit, which will last till Saturday, Li is scheduled to meet Canadian leaders such as Governor-General David Johnston, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Foreign Minister John Baird. He will also attend the opening ceremony of a Canadian Confucius school.
Li flew to Canada, the second leg of his four-country tour, after concluding a four-day visit to Britain.
After his stay in Canada, he will visit Colombia and Indonesia.