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. In line with the economic diplomacy advocated by Laurent Fabius, the main objectives of Ms. Pellerin’s visit will be to bolster France’s image as an economic, industrial and technological power, to promote respect for the rules of fair and balanced global governance, and to facilitate French companies’ access to the French market.
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.
France - China (Q&A - Excerpt from the daily press briefing - 18.07.12)
"Following the arrest of Mr. Devillers in Cambodia on June 13, France provided him with the consular protection to which all our fellow citizens held in detention abroad are entitled. Officials from the Embassy of France in Cambodia visited Mr. Devillers every day."
Visit by Laurent Fabius to Japan and China (07-10.07.12)
On 9 and 10 July, the Minister will visit China on the invitation of his Chinese counterpart, Mr Yang Jiechi, with whom he will discuss the bilateral relationship as a whole and the major international and global issues. He will also meet Mr Dai Bingguo, State Councillor responsible for foreign affairs, Mr Wen Jiabao, Premier, and Mr Li Keqiang, First Vice Premier.
“Croisements” festival in China (April – June 2012)
Jointly organized by the Embassy of France to China and the Institut Français, in association with the Alliances françaises de Chine and Unifrance Films, and with the support of its public and private partners (institutions, theaters, businesses), the 2012 festival program will include innovative projects such as contemporary circuses, contemporary dance, and new stage productions.
- Diplomatic Photo Gallery
- France / China (in French)