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Bill Gates to visit China this month

world Updated: Apr 11, 2007 09:54 IST
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Microsoft Corp chairman Bill Gates is all set to visit China from April 18 to 21.

Timothy Chen, corporate vice president of Microsoft and CEO of the Greater China Region, said in a press release from the Shanghai office of Microsoft China that he hoped Gates' trip would help improve the relationship between Microsoft, the government and industrial communities in China.

He said greater cooperation would help advance innovation and allow more people to benefit from information technology.

Gates is expected to deliver keynote speeches at a Microsoft forum for Asian leaders to be held in Beijing and at the Boao Forum of Asia to be held in south China's Hainan province.

Gates will also visit the Tsinghua University and the Peking University during his China tour.