Chinese President Xi Jinping exchanged greetings with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and other tech executives at the eighth annual U.S.-China Internet Industry Forum at Microsoft’s Redmond campus on Wednesday.
Zuckerberg, attired in suit with a red tie, shook hands with Xi.
“This was the first time I’ve ever spoken with a world leader entirely in a foreign language. I consider that meaningful personal milestone,” Zuckerberg posted later on his Facebook page.
Zuckerberg has said multiple times that he has been learning Chinese and was earlier reported to have read and recommended “the Governance of China,” a collection of Xi’s speeches and interviews.
Before making a brief speech and talking pictures with the executives, Xi and his wife Peng Liyuan toured Microsoft headquarters. During the tour, they were offered a demonstration of the company’s latest products, including the Holon Lens and data-visualization software.
Xi said he was impressed with the “beautiful campus of Microsoft.” He also noted that 2015 marked the 20th anniversary of cooperation between Microsoft and China.
Story by CCTV News