CHINA Rare and unusual diplomatic gifts exhibited in Beijing

CHINA

Rare and unusual diplomatic gifts exhibited in Beijing

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15:27, July 18, 2021

President Xi Jinping visited an exhibition of diplomatic gifts exchanged between Chinese state and Party leaders and their foreign counterparts on Friday.

The exhibition displays more than 670 gifts, more than 40 photos, and nearly 100 multimedia and other materials.

The items include color footage of the founding ceremony of the People's Republic of China (PRC) presented by Russian President Vladimir Putin, a tapestry of the Amazon River from former French president Georges Pompidou and porcelain swans from former US president Richard Nixon.

Take a look at some of them.

Color footage of the founding ceremony of the PRC taken by Soviet photographers from Russian President Vladimir Putin

Tapestry of the Amazon River from former French president Georges Pompidou

Telegram from the United Nations proclaiming the restoration of the lawful seat of the PRC in the UN

Porcelain swans from former US president Richard Nixon

Silver cigarette box from former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher

Camel-shaped ryhton from Nursultan Nazarbayev, the first president of Kazakhstan

Traditional mask presented by former Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

Shell mosaic decoration painting presented by the General Secretary of the Workers' Party of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Kim Jong-un and his wife

Commemorative USB flash drive for the Mombasa-Nairobi Railway presented by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta

Athena relief presented by former Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras

Painted wood sculpture presented by former Bolivian president Evo Morales

Traditional decorative painting presented by Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama

(Text by Fan Jingyi, Dong Feng and Xie Wanrong; Photos: CCTV)

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