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Xi set for trip to Sochi Games

Updated: 2014-01-21 07:55
By Li Xiaokun and Ren Qi ( China Daily)

Attending opening ceremony is show of support for Russia and reflects strong bilateral ties

President Xi Jinping is to attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, from Feb 6 to 8, the first overseas trip by a Chinese president for a major sports event.

Xi also visited Russia last year after becoming president.

Xi set for trip to Sochi Games