China – Release of attorney Gao Zhisheng (07.08.14)
France was pleased to learn of yesterday’s release of lawyer Gao Zhisheng. France and its European partners had repeatedly called for his release.
China - Earthquake (03.08.14)
In these tragic circumstances, France extends its condolences to the victims’ families and offers its solidarity to the Chinese people and authorities.
Laurent Fabius’s visit to China (16-19.05.14)
This visit built on the momentum created by President Hollande’s state visit to China in April 2013 and that of President Xi to France in March 2014 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between our two countries.
Historical documentary "Behind the Scenes of the Recognition of the People's Republic of China"
To mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between France and the People’s Republic of China, the French Foreign Ministry has produced an unprecedented historical documentary.
Fleur Pellerin traveling to China (20-23.04.14)
China is one of France’s major trading partners, with exchanges in 2013 totaling 55.3 billion euros, including 14.7 billion in exports.
Visit by Laurent Fabius to China (20-24.02.14)
This visit, which falls within the context of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations, was also aimed at preparing for the Chinese president’s state visit to France.
China – Sentencing of Xu Zhiyong and two activists from the New Citizens Movement (29.01.14)
We’re concerned by the sentencing of Xu Zhiyong on January 26 to 4 years in prison as well as the sentences handed down to two activists from the New Citizens Movement, Yuan Dong and Hou Xin.
50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between France and China – Statements made by Laurent Fabius to RFI (27.01.14)
"First of all, on the political level of course, the Chinese President will be coming to France at the end of March. On the economic level, we’ve got a great many things to do with China, and you probably know that we have a significant deficit vis-à-vis that country which we’ve got to try and clear. Finally, on the cultural level – there’s a huge number of heritage and tourist exchanges – and the education level with, among other things, student exchanges."
Celebration of the 50th anniversary of French-Chinese diplomatic relations (2014) (11.09.13)
In 2014, France and China will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of their diplomatic relations. This event will be an opportunity to emphasize once again the quality of the relations between our two countries and to highlight all aspects of them, notably in the economic, cultural, scientific, education and tourism fields.
Visit by Mr. Laurent Fabius to China (12-13.04.13)
Mr. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs, visited China from April 12 to 13. He went to Beijing and Shanghai. This visit allowed the minister to meet with the new Chinese authorities who took office in March and to prepare for the visit that President Hollande will make to China in the near future.
Telephone conversation between Laurent Fabius and his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi (18.03.13)
The minister congratulated his Chinese counterpart on his appointment. He underscored the importance France attaches to the development of French-Chinese relations in all areas. The two ministers agreed on the importance of strengthening French-Chinese partnerships in the civilian nuclear and aerospace sectors, while developing other partnerships. The minister reaffirmed the need to restore balance to and strengthen trade between France and China.
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