Laurent Fabius: France and China Are Strategic Partners

HONG KONG, May 6, 2013 — In a recent 10-day state visit to China with French President François Hollande, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius made a stopover in Hong Kong to deliver a speech at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center. Fabius discussed how France and China define each other as "global strategic partners" — with both parties needing to rebalance bilateral trade, work together to increase cross-investments, seize opportunities offered by the internationalization of renminbi, and work together on new fields of cooperation, in support of the new priorities set by the Chinese government.

A copy of the Minister's speech can be found here.

Video: Watch the complete talk (55 min., 28 sec.)



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