State visit in China

<p>Den Kinesiske Mur (Den Store Mur).</p>
<p>Regentparret var på officielt besøg i Kina i 1979, hvor Regentparret bl.a. fik lejlighed til at besigtige Den Kinesiske Mur.</p>
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The Queen and The Prince Consort pay a state visit in China from 24-28 April 2014.
Under the headline of sustainability, the state visit will have a focus on the broad Danish-Chinese cooperation within, among other things, energy and environment, innovation, investment, transport, the maritime sector, health and food products as well as food product safety and Danish design.

There will be an official reception of The Queen and The Prince Consort in Beijing by the Chinese Presidential Couple including inspection of the honour guard at the Great Hall of the People. Afterwards, The Queen and The Prince Consort will hold a meeting with China’s president, H.E. Xi Jinping, and participate in the President’s state banquet. In addition, The Queen and The Prince Consort will visit companies and institutions, attend the opening of a business conference focused on sustainability, launch the Danish culture push in China and visit The Forbidden City.
In Shanghai, The Queen and The Prince Consort will participate in the opening of an innovation and investment conference and the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Danish-Chinese shipping agreement, visit a Danish design event and Danish companies, and sail on the Huangpu River.

The Queen and The Prince Consort had an official visit in China in 1979 and, in 2012, the then-Chinese president, Hu Jintao; had a state visit in Denmark.

Published April 22, 2014

Thursday, 24 April

The Queen and The Prince Consort’s programme

Arrival in Beijing
11.55
The Queen and The Prince Consort arrive in Beijing.

Official welcome at the Great Hall of the People
17.00

The Queen and The Prince Consort arrive at the Great Hall of the People and are greeted by the President and the First Lady.
The honour guard is inspected.
Official photographing of The Queen and The Prince Consort and the Presidential Couple.
The Queen and The Prince Consort greet the Danish and Chinese delegations.

17.15
The Queen and The Prince Consort meet with HE President Xi Jinping.
Official photographing of The Queen and The Prince Consort and the Presidential Couple. 

18.00
The Queen and The Prince Consort attend a signing ceremony.

State banquet
18.15

The Queen and The Prince Consort participate in state banquet in The Western Hall.

Friday, 25 April

The Queen and The Prince Consort’s programme 

Meeting with the State Council in Fanghua Garden
09.20

The Queen and The Prince Consort meet with the State Council in Fanghua Garden.

Opening of Danish-Chinese partnership conference
09.30

The Queen and The Prince Consort participate in the Danish-Chinese partnership conference “Sustainability in China and Denmark" in Diaoyutai State Guest House.
Opening speech by HM The Queen.

10.00
The Queen and The Prince Consort attend a signing ceremony. 

The Forbidden City
10.25

The Queen and The Prince Consort visit The Forbidden City.

HM The Queen’s programme

Launching of Danish-Chinese Culture Year
11.20

The Queen and The First Lady together participate in the launching of the Danish-Chinese Culture Year at the Museum for Women and Children, where parts of the H.C. Andersen exhibition from the Odense City Museums will be displayed. The Queen will read aloud from H.C. Andersen’s fairy tale, “It’s Quite True!”.
The First Lady will read aloud from the fairy tale in Chinese.

Luncheon with Danish and Chinese researchers
12.20

The Queen participates in a luncheon with the official delegation and Danish and Chinese researchers at Temple Restaurant. 

Official meeting
16.00

The Queen participates in a meeting with HE Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People.

Official meeting
16.45

The Queen participates in a meeting with HE The Chairman of the National People’s Congress, Zhang Dejiang, at the Great Hall of the People.

HRH The Prince Consort’s programme

Luncheon with partnership conference’s participants
13.05

The Prince Consort takes part in a luncheon with the partnership conference’s participants in Fanghua Garden.
Upon arrival, The Prince Consort will get a tour around the conference.

Tourism event
16.30

The Prince Consort presides over the opening of a tourism event.

The Queen and The Prince Consort’s programme

Reciprocal event
18.45

The Queen and The Prince Consort hold a reciprocal event in the State Guest House, Fanghua Garden.

Saturday, 26 April

HM The Queen’s programme

Novo Nordisk
09.30

The Queen visits Novo Nordisk’s Research and Development Centre.
During the visit, The Queen will get a tour of the centre. 

The Ming Tombs
10.30

The Queen visits the Ming Tombs together with the Danish foreign minister and the Danish trade and development minister.
The Queen will be given a tour around the complex and view an exhibition about jade.

Sino-Danish Center
12.00

The Queen and the Danish minister for higher education and science together participate in a foundation stone laying ceremony at Sino-Danish University Center. During the ceremony, The Queen will give a speech and be the first to break ground.

HRH The Prince Consort’s programme

Novozymes
09.30

The Prince Consort, together with the Danish minister for food, agriculture and fisheries, visits Novozyme’s Research and Development Centre. The Prince Consort and the minister will get a tour around the centre. 

Arla Milk Center
10.30

The Prince Consort presides over the opening of offices for the Arla Foods Product Innovation Satellite “The Cheese Lab”.

Kopenhagen Fur Studio
11.45

The Prince Consort visits the Kopenhagen Fur Studio at Tsinghua University.
During the visit, The Prince Consort will receive a presentation about Kopenhagen Design Studio Beijing. 

The Queen and The Prince Consort’s programme

Departure to Nanjing
14.00

The Queen and The Prince Consort travel to Nanjing on a high-speed train. 

Official meeting
19.30

The Queen and The Prince Consort meet with the Party Secretary in Jiangsu Province, Lou Shijoun. 

Banquet at Hotel Jinling
19.40

The Queen and The Prince Consort participate in a banquet held by the Party Secretary in Jiangsu Province with Chinese and Danish businesspeople also taking part.
For the event, The Queen gives a speech. 

Sunday, 27 April

The Queen and The Prince Consort’s programme

Opening of conference “Sustainable Urbanisation”
09.30

The Queen and The Prince Consort, together with the Danish minister for food, agriculture and fisheries, participate in the opening of the conference “Sustainable Urbanisation” at Hotel Jinling.

Memorial Hall for the Nanjing massacre
10.25

The Queen and The Prince Consort, together with the Danish minister for food, agriculture and fisheries, visit the museum of the Nanjing massacre.

Departure to Suzhou
11.15

The Queen and The Prince Consort travel to Suzhou by high-speed train. 

Official luncheon
12.40

The Queen and The Prince Consort participate in a luncheon held by the mayor in Suzhou, Zhou Nai Xiang. At the luncheon, representatives of the Danish business community in Suzhou and Nanjing Province and the director of the Suzhou Museum take part.

Signing ceremony
13.30

The Queen and The Prince Consort attend a signing ceremony.

The Humble Administrator’s Garden
14.30
The Queen and The Prince Consort visit The Humble Administrator’s Garden. During the visit, The Queen and The Prince Consort will get a tour around the garden. 

Foundation stone ceremony at LEGO
16.15

The Queen and The Prince Consort participate in the foundation stone ceremony at LEGO, where The Queen will unveil the foundation stone for the new factory. 

Reception
20.00

The Queen and The Prince Consort take part in a reception for Danish and Chinese business representatives at The Peninsula Hotel.
At the reception, The Prince Consort will present his Medal of Honour. 

Monday, 28 April

The Queen and The Prince Consort’s programme

Danish-Chinese Innovation and Investment seminar
08.55

The Queen and The Prince Consort, together with the Danish minister for food, agriculture and fisheries, participate in a Danish-Chinese Innovation and Investment seminar at The Peninsula Hotel.
The Prince Consort gives the opening speech and meets Chinese businesspeople. 

HM The Queen’s programme

Danish Design Days
10.20

The Queen visits Design Studio and is shown the exhibition “Danish Design Days” about Danish design.

The Queen and the Prince Consort’s programme

Shanghai’s mayor Yang Xiong
12.00

The Queen and The Prince Consort meet with Shanghai’s mayor Yang Xiong. 

12.10
The Queen and The Prince Consort participate in a luncheon held by Shanghai’s mayor.
The Queen will give a speech during the luncheon.

Press conference for Danish media
14.00

The Queen and The Prince Consort hold a press conference for Danish media at The Peninsula Hotel.

Sailing tour on the Huangpu River
17.15

The Queen and The Prince Consort take part in a sailing tour on the Huangpu River with representatives of Danish and Chinese shipping on the occasion of the celebration of the 40th anniversary of Danish-Chinese shipping cooperation. 

Dinner for the official delegation and representatives of the Danish business community
20.00

The Queen and The Prince Consort take part in a dinner for the official delegation and representatives of the Danish business community.

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