Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Guillaume and Stéphanie in Shanghai

Photo: Zhang Chun-hai
While yesterday I could give you a rundown of what Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie did in China on Monday but no visuals, it is the other way round today. I know that the official delegation was supposed to travel from Beijing to Shanghai where they were joined by a business delegation yesterday. In Shanghai, the official delegation was scheduled to hold talks with local authorities on the development of economic and trade relations. The agenda also included a presentation of the free trade zone of Shanghai officially launched in October 2013 and that's about it information-wise.

Luckily, I was able to locate a picture of the Hereditary Grand Duke and the Hereditary Grand Duchess meeting Shanghai's mayor Yang Xiong. As my knowledge of Chinese only goes far enough to go to Wikipedia and find out what Guillaume's name is written like in Chinese and then google it, I can't really tell you what the article accompanying it has to say as google's translation doesn't make an awful lot of sense. I do gather that the Hereditary Grand Duke must have held some kind of speech though, he probably said the usual things one says during an economic mission. (As a sidenote, I'm still not sure whether I buy into the pregnancy rumours but what the heck is happening to Stéphanie's top in the picture above?)

Today Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie are in Hangzhou, 200 kilometers southwest of Shanghai, and tomorrow they will travel to Wuxi City, 200 kilometers northwest of Shanghai.

No comments:

Post a Comment