Salmond at China event

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First Minister Alex Salmond was this afternoon addressing the opening session of a European conference hosted by Edinburgh University on the role of Confucius Institutes across the Continent.

The Confucius Institute for Scotland at Edinburgh University promotes educational, economic and cultural ties between Scotland and China.

The three-day conference brings together Chinese diplomatic officials, key figures from the institutes across Europe and presidents of leading Chinese universities, including Fudan University in Shanghai, partnered with Edinburgh.