On November 4 & 5, 2019, will be held in Paris; the “Silk Roads: Smart Territories” conference, that will inaugurate the “Silkologies Initiatives” program.
EU-China cooperation under blue skies
China and the European Union are strengthening their cooperation in aviation, a major component of the Belt and Road Initiative.
“XXL Sea” Belt and Road conference, Nantes, France
Belt and Road conference at “XXL Sea” event, Nantes, July 2, 2019,to improve French-Chinese cooperation and develop the blue economy.
MIPIM 2019 BRI session
From March 12 to 15, 2019, the MPIM (International Market of Real Estate Professionals) took place in Cannes, France. A roundtable was dedicated to the Belt and Road Initiative.
Wang Yi’s first African tour in 2019
During the first week of January 2019, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi inaugurated an African tour and traveled to Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Gambia and Senegal. Africa embraces the Belt and Road Initiative!
A China-France alliance against global warming
French adn Chinese foreign ministers, Jean-Yves Le Drian and Wang Yi, in a joint declaration, expressed their strongest political commitment to respect the Paris agreements on climate change and affirmed their support for the next COP24 to be held in Katowice.
The New Roads of Law by Jean-Pierre Raffarin
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.
Silk Road railways: more coordination required in the EU
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.
XL Airways lands in Jinan
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’s visit to Beijing
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.