Maria Barroso (L), wife of European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and Geertrui Van Rompuy-Windels (R), wife of European Council President Herman Van Rompuy welcome Peng Liyuan, wife of ... more 
Maria Barroso (L), wife of European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and Geertrui Van Rompuy-Windels (R), wife of European Council President Herman Van Rompuy welcome Peng Liyuan, wife of China's President Xi Jinping at the European Council in Brussels March 31, 2014. Xi, as the first Chinese leader to visit the European Union's headquarters since Brussels established ties with Beijing four decades ago, will seek to send a message that China is a less confrontational partner, ready to resolve trade disputes. REUTERS/Yves Herman (BELGIUM - Tags: POLITICS) less 
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Mon, Mar 31, 2014 6:43 AM EDT