French Le Figaro and Portuguese LUSA interviewed Chinese President Hu Jintao ahead of his visit to France and Portugal. In discussing how to further advance the strategic partner relationship between China and France, Hu said that China and France have major responsibilities in international affairs: The two countries’ relations should be given a new meaning at a time when the international situation is undergoing profound and complicated changes. …What’s important is that the cooperation from both sides should go beyond the simple trade and investment relationship. They should become equal and collaborative partners, fully utilize Chinese and French cultural advantages to enhance cultural exchanges, strengthen strategic cooperation, and work together to face global challenges.
Source: People’s Daily, November 4, 2010