China – Visit by Laurent Fabius (15-16.05.15)
The minister will be received by Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang and will open, together with Vice Premier Liu Yandong, the second session of the high-level dialogue on human exchanges. This session will provide an opportunity to demonstrate progress, especially in the educational, academic and sports sectors; a dozen contracts have been signed, notably partnership agreements aimed at strengthening student mobility between our two countries.
Economic diplomacy – China – Laurent Fabius to receive Hong Kong/Europe Business Council (11.05.15)
Laurent Fabius will receive, at the Quai d’Orsay on May 11, the members of the Hong Kong/Europe Business Council, which brings together major European and Hong Kong companies; its annual meeting will take place in Paris this year.
China – Economic diplomacy – Signing of a contract for the new streetcar line in Shanghai by Alstom (21.04.15)
Alstom and its partner, Shanghai Rail Traffic Equipment Development (SRTED), have just been awarded a contract to provide 30 streetcars for the first two streetcar lines in Songjiang, a suburban district of Shanghai. This is the first “Citadis” streetcar project to be implemented in China.
Economic diplomacy – China – Cooperation in the agri-food sector (01.03.15)
We welcome the decision by the Chinese health authorities to authorize three French charcuterie producers (Brocéliande/ Cooperl group; Haraguy/ Delpeyrat group; SACCOR) to export to China.
China - Economic diplomacy – Joint press conference by Laurent Fabius and Martine Aubry (24.11.14)
Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, and Martine Aubry, Mayor of Lille, Special Representative of Laurent Fabius for China, will tomorrow present at the Quai d’Orsay our economic diplomacy actions. They will notably take stock of progress on the sustainable city project in Wuhan, a flagship French-Chinese initiative, in the run-up to the 2015 Paris Climate Conference.
China – Fourth conference on French-Chinese decentralized cooperation (06-07.11.14)
With more than 180 projects between our regional and local authorities, French-Chinese cooperation reflects the dynamism of the relations between our two countries, which are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their diplomatic relations this year.
China – Economic diplomacy – Project to build a new sustainable city in Wuhan (29.10.14)
This event will mark a new stage in the strengthening of our bilateral cooperation in the areas of sustainable urban development and the fight against climate disruption.
China – Cultural network update – “Long Ma, Spirit of the Horse Dragon” show (17-19.10.14)
Laurent Fabius will attend the last performance of the show during his visit to China this week.
China – Visit by Laurent Fabius (18-19.10.14)
Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, will visit China from October 18 to 19, 2014. He will meet with Mr. Wang Yi, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Gao Hucheng, Minister of Commerce, as well as Mr. Yang Xiong, Mayor of Shanghai.
China – First session of the high-level dialogue between France and China on human exchanges (18.09.14)
This dialogue aims to encourage exchanges between our two countries in the areas of education, science, culture, sport and decentralized cooperation.
Meeting between Laurent Fabius, and Ma Kai, Chinese Vice Premier (16.09.14)
This meeting will provide an opportunity to review the main economic issues at stake in French-Chinese relations: facilitation of cross investment, industrial projects, notably in the nuclear and aerospace fields, cooperation in areas that generate growth and employment (sustainable urban development, health, agri-food and financial services).
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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