On October 11, 2018, former French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin was the guest speaker of France’s Superior Council of Notaries (Conseil Supérieur du Notariat) for a conference entitled “The New Silk Roads, the New Roads of Law”, which took place at the Chinese Cultural Center of Paris.
Since 2015, Europort-Lorraine has planned to develop rail transportation from China. A test convoy had left Chengdu on July 13, 2018, but this line needs improvements.
On July 9, 2018, was inaugurated the first flight operated by XL Airways connecting Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport to Jinan in Shandong.
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe traveled to China for a four-day visit.
The prime minister insisted on establishing new balanced trade relations between France and China, in order to reduce the 30-billion-euro-trade deficit.
On March 2, 2018, China Mobile inaugurated its new offices near Paris. It is the third Chinese phone company to enter the French market after China Telecom and China Unicom.
The 2nd MEDports forum was held in Marseille on February 7-8, 2017.
The MEDports forum aims at boosting cooperation among ports located on the North and Southern coasts of the Mediterranean sea. A MEDports association was inaugurated at the conclusion of the forum.
During this event a special session was dedicated to the Belt and Road Initiative.
Priority to Africa After a visit to Xian, President Macron went to Beijing on January 9, 2018. He discussed with president Xi Jinping about environmental issues. The two states may increase their cooperation in Africa. One of the main outputs
President Emmanuel Macron began his three-day visit to China in Xian, the ancient capital of the Silk Road, before going to Beijing. The French president showed his commitment to the new Silk Roads; he said in an interview with the
On November 28- 29, 2017, China Construction 4.0 forum was held in Changsha, Hunan, as part of the”Prefabricated Building and Construction Technology Expo”. Sébastien Goulard, manager and consultant of Cooperans and coordinator of the OBOReurope platform, spoke at the”Belt and
On 17 November 2017, Dourges rail station in northern France welcomed the first freight train containing only Decathlon brand products imported from China. This train, which left Wuhan on October 28 in Hubei Province, took less than 20 days to