Wendy Zhang/ Shanghai Daily news
Russia will celebrate a "Year of China" next year and St. Petersburg will
host a week of special events in honor of Shanghai, the Mayor of Shanghai, Han
Zheng said after a meeting on the weekend with a delegation from the Communist
Party of the Russian Federation.
The delegation was headed by Chairman G.
Zyuganov who said he expected there wold be more cooperation and exchanges
beteen Shanghai and Russsia.
This year marked the "Year of Russia" in China,
and Russia will reciprocate with the "Year of China" next year.
said that Chairman Zyuganov's visit would strengthen bilateral friendship.
Mr Zyuganov thanked the people of Shanghai for their hospitality.
said: "China and especially Shanghai have made great achievements in recent
years from which we can learn. Shanghai and Russia expect to enhance cooperation
and exchanges between each other," he said.