"Just look at our trade with China tourism, cultural, student and even political exchanges. All of these are very strong."
Normalization of ties has opened a new chapter in relations between China and Gambia, Li said. President Xi Jinping held productive talks with the Gambian president on Thursday, injecting new energy into their ties, Li said.
The leader of the League, which had run the campaign with a strong anti-immigration and Eurosceptic platform, said Italians sent a clear signal on Sunday. "It is the Italians who decide for Italy, not Paris, not Berlin or Brussels, and not the spread (the financial markets)," Salvini told reporters.
Lu started his career in the ministry in May 2009 as deputy head of the political division. He was head of the department from November 2015 until he was placed under investigation in December 2016.
"There is a big attempt by the government today to revive these art forms, which are such an important part of China's cultural heritage, and I think it is a good thing."
Despite the anti-Western sentiment in China at that time, Mackerras found the people there, including his students and colleagues, to be very kind and friendly toward him and his wife.