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PRESIDENT Lungu and First Lady Esther Lungu, left, being welcomed by Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE

Special Chinese envoy in today

A Chinese delegation led by State Councillor of the Chinese Government Wang Yong, a special envoy for Chinese President Xi Jimping, is expected in the country today on a two-day State visit.

According to a programme released to the Zambia Daily Mail, Mr Yong is expected to meet President Lungu in the afternoon at State House.
Mr Yong will later hold bilateral talks with Vice-President Inonge Wina.
He is on Wednesday expected to pay a courtesy call on first Republican President Dr Kenneth Kaunda at his residence.
The delegation will also visit China Non-Ferrous Metal Corporation (NFCA) on the Copperbelt on Thursday before returning to their base.