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News letter Issue No. 40

Issue No. 40

May 13, 2010

On May 06, H.E. Ambassador Song Zhe, Head of the Mission of the P. R. China to the EU, made a speech at the Reception Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between China and the European Union. To read the speech, please see http://www.chinamission.be/eng/jd/t692774.htm

On May 06, H.E. Ambassador Song Zhe addressed the Conference "China, the EU and the Restructuring of Global Governance". For details, please go to http://www.chinamission.be/eng/jd/t692776.htm

On May 10, H.E. Ambassador Song Zhe welcomed the graduate students from ULB visiting the Chinese Mission and gave a speech. To read the speech, please go to http://www.chinamission.be/eng/jd/t693672.htm

On May 11, H.E. Ambassador Song Zhe delivered a speech at the Seminar "Finding the Right Balance between China's Domestic Needs and World Economy". To read the speech, please visit http://www.chinamission.be/eng/jd/t693816.htm

Chinese, EU leaders exchange greetings on 35th anniversary of bilateral ties on May 06, 2010. To get the details, please visit http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2010-05/06/c_13281041.htm

European Commission President Barroso's visit to China

On Apr. 29, 2010, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao called for more dialogue and cooperation between China and the European Union while meeting with President Barroso. "China and the EU drew up a blueprint for future development of the bilateral relationship after the 12th China-EU summit last year. We hope the blueprint will be clearer after this meeting," Wen said. For full story, please go to http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2010-04/29/c_13272919.htm

On Apr. 30, 2010, China and the EU inaugurated a new cooperative project on clean energy, in a further effort to jointly tackle energy efficiency and climate change. President Barroso and Zhang Guobao, head of China's National Energy Administration, witnessed the inauguration of the Europe-China Clean Energy Center based in Tsinghua University. The center will act as a platform to provide support for both Chinese and European energy sector key players, and its objective is to promote increased use of clean energy. "The launching of the center, another flagship of our cooperation, is a major step in our common efforts to shape a more sustainable, environmental friendly and efficient energy sector," said Barroso. For more information, please visit http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2010-04/30/c_13274098.htm

On May 01, 2010 in Shanghai, Chinese President Hu Jintao said during the meeting with President Barroso that China-EU relations in the 21 century should feature mutual respect, mutual trust, equal treatment, reciprocal and common development. Hu also said that Barroso's visit to China, shortly after the election of the new European Commission, showed the importance Barroso and the new European Commission attached to the China-EU relations. To read the news, please go to http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2010-05/01/c_13275059.htm

Shanghai EXPO

After years of planning and preparations, China finally opened the Shanghai World Expo park on May 01, 2010. Under the theme of "Better City, Better Life", pavilions in all shapes, colors and sizes, branded with each country's unique culture and history, are expected to draw around 70,000,000 visitors during open days from May 01 to Oct. 31. To catch up with the latest news about Shanghai EXPO, please visit its official website http://en.expo2010.cn/

President Barroso unveils EU pavilion at Shanghai World Expo during his visit to China. At the Shanghai World Expo, the EU Pavilion has an ambitious goal to illustrate the 27 member states as a whole as well to depict the changing environment of Europe. Adhering to the Expo's core theme, "Better city, better life", the EU Pavilion also conveys the message of quality life it has achieved in its cities.

For the first time in its history, the European Union celebrated Europe Day outside the continent, in Shanghai China. To read the news by clicking http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/culture/2010-05/08/c_13283335.htm

Premier Wen calls for deepening China-France mutual trust: On Apr. 30, 2010, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao told visiting French President Nicolas Sarkozy he hoped the two nations deepen mutual understanding and trust. "This will offer a solid political guarantee for the growth of China-France ties," Wen said, applauding Sarkozy's reiteration on respecting China's core interests and major concerns. To read the news, please go to http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2010-04/30/c_13273766.htm

During his three-day state visit to China, President Sarkozy also held talks with Chinese President Hu Jintao and Top Chinese legislator Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People' s Congress (NPC).

Chinese President meets with Dutch PM: On May 01, 2010 in Shanghai, Chinese President Hu Jintao met with Prime Minister of the Netherlands Jan Peter Balkenende, who was there attending the 2010 World Expo. Hu said that with the joint efforts of both sides, the Sino-Dutch relationship maintained sound development momentum in recent years. To read the full story, please go to http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2010-05/01/c_13275018.htm
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