TRENDING Xi Jinping receives precious national gift from French counterpart

TRENDING

Xi Jinping receives precious national gift from French counterpart

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22:47, March 26, 2019

The original French version of "An Introduction to The Analects of Confucius," published in 1688, was presented to Chinese President Xi Jinping as a national gift by his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, when the two leaders met on Sunday in Nice, France.

The early translations of The Analects of Confucius had inspired French thinkers Montesquieu and Voltaire, said Macron. The only other remaining book from this version is now kept at his country's Guimet National Museum of Asian Arts.

(Video by Gu Chen, compiled by Qiao Wai)

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