APEC Leaders Dine in Style

Welcomed by Chinese President Jiang Zemin and his wife Wang Yeping, APEC leaders were treated to an elaborate banquet October 20 that featured state dinner main dishes and Shanghai-style desserts.

According to organizers, chefs of the International Conference Center prepared a chicken and pine mushroom soup and three main dishes: prawn, Chinese-style beefsteak, and seasoned vegetables. Shanghai-made Huangxuan wine was offered along with a selection of Tsingdao beer; Chengbao orange juice; Senbi mineral water and Coca Cola. Desserts included Shanghai-style cakes, a crisp; steamed buns filled with vegetables; sweetened bean pastry and seasonal fruits. Muslim foods were also provided.

Some 980 people attended the banquet which lasted from 7:30 pm to 9 pm .

(china.org.cn report by Guo Xiaohong, translated by Li Liangdu October 23, 2001)

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