President Asif Ali Zardari was given a very warm welcome when he arrived in China Tuesday on his maiden state visit to hold talks with the Chinese leadership, giving renewed impetus to the already existing strong and time-tested bilateral bonds between the two countries and cooperation in various fields. The President was received and greeted at the airport by Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Hu Zhengyue and senior Chinese officials as well as officials of Pakistan Embassy. Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Adviser on Interior Rehman Malik, Secretary Foreign Affairs Salman Bashir, Pakistan Ambassador to China Masood Khan were also present on the occasion.