Safety, rights of com­pa­tri­ots in HK as­sured: Zhang Ye­sui

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA -

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XIA YIFANG / XIN­HUA

In­ter­na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tee Pres­i­dent Thomas Bach (cen­ter) chats with artist Wu Weis­han be­side a replica of his sculp­ture

at the Chi­nese Academy of Sculp­ture on Sun­day. Bach in­vited Wu, who is cu­ra­tor of the Na­tional Art Mu­seum of China, to cre­ate a sec­ond replica to place in Olympic Mu­seum Square in Lau­sanne, Switzer­land. Chi­nese State Coun­cilor Yang Jiechi (not pic­tured) met with Bach dur­ing his visit to China, and both ex­pressed a will­ing­ness to bol­ster co­op­er­a­tion in the buildup to the 2022 Win­ter Olympic Games.

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