Wednesday 7 December 2016

Rain doesn't spoil 'nicest day' for Chinese Premier

Published 18/05/2015 | 02:30

Chinese Premier, Li Kegiang accompanied by his wife Professor Cheng Hong
Chinese Premier, Li Kegiang accompanied by his wife Professor Cheng Hong

One of the world's most powerful men dropped into a family farm in Mayo yesterday where even persistent rain couldn't dampen high spirits.

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and his wife, Prof Cheng Hong, were joined by Taoiseach Enda Kenny, his wife Fionnuala and a delegation of ministers from both sides as the China contingent enjoyed a two-day stop-over here.

But a visit to a third-generation family farm in Headford proved the highlight of the trip, with the second-in-command of China's 1.3 billion population quickly winning over the youngest members of the household with a range of gifts, including a china doll for 11-year-old Gráinne.

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