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President Benigno S. Aquino III arrived Thursday night here for the second leg of his five-day three-city tour of the People’s Republic of China which began last August 30 until September 3, 2011.
The President, whose special commercial flight PR001 arrived at the Hongqiao International Airport at around 7:30, came from Beijing after meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao and Chinese businessmen.
Upon his arrival, the President was met by Li Mingjun, Director General of the Foreign Affairs Office and Philippine Consul General to Shanghai Charles Jose.
From the airport, the President proceeded to the Shangri-la Hotel in the Pudong district, his official place of residence during his stay, before beginning a hectic, whole-day schedule highlighted by the Philippine–Eastern China Business Forum at 10 this morning.
The President will then witness a signing ceremony between the CEO of Chinese hotel chain Jinjiang Group and the Filipino-Chinese owner of Liwayway Marketing Corporation, makers of Oishi prawn crackers who will call on the Chief Executive at 11 a.m.
President Aquino will then proceed to the Hengshan Picardie Hotel for a luncheon hosted by the Mayor of Shanghai, Han Zheng.
In the afternoon, the President will meet with Chinese investors namely: the Luen Thai Private Group and Huwawei Business Group executives before going on a site visit of Liwayway Marketing Corp’s manufacturing plant here.
The President will cap the day by meeting with members of the Filipino community who have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Chief Executive.
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