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In view of its versatility, science diplomacy becomes a convenient tool of public diplomacy. There are a number of formal and informal agencies of diplomacy functioning parallel, with and without interaction with each other in public diplomacy. By cultivating people to people connectivity across political borders, scientists, researches, academicians and artists who work in cultural reproduction process operate without borders.
"President Xi Jinping has said that Beijing should be built up as a center for communication. Citizens should be encouraged to learn more foreign languages and there should be more cultural exchanges between different cities to make the 2022 Winter Olympics more successful." said Hao Xuezeng.
Leaders of the two countries have maintained close exchange of visits and communications, the dialogue mechanism between the two governments has been ever increasing and perfecting, the complementariness of the two economies has been further tapped and a win-win cooperation pattern is taking shape, Wang noted. What's more, the two peoples have enhanced understanding and friendship through more and more trade and cultural exchanges and communications, he added.