Chinese President Xi Jinping praised the China-Swiss relationship on Monday, the second day of his state visit to the alpine nation. Speaking alongside Swiss President Doris Leuthard at a press conference in Bern, he said the two nations will maintain close high-level exchanges, and deepen cooperation in trade, technology, finance, and people-to-people exchanges.

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2017-01-16 21:19 GMT+8

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