2012 Sino-French Round table Conference on the “Promotion
of mutual understanding and Sino-French cooperation”


  The Sino-French Roundtable on the “Promotion of Mutual Understanding and Sino-French Cooperation”, jointly organized by China International Association for Urban and Rural Development (CIAD) and Foundation of Victor Segalen, was held in Beijing on May 29 and 30,

  Mr. Li Wei, President of Development Research Center of the State Council (DRC), attended the opening ceremony and made an important speech. Dr. Sun Xiaoyu, President of CIAD, chaired the opening ceremony, on which Mr. Valery Giscard d’Estaing, Former French President, and Madame Sylvie Bermann, French Ambassador to China, delivered speeches. Among those participated in the roundtable were CIAD vice presidents Dr. Zhang Xiaoji, Mme. Sun Lanlan, Mr. Chen Xin, and Ms. Laure Mellerio-Segalen, Executive President of Victor Segalen Foundation, as well as 90 Chinese and French business executives and scholars.

  During the two-day meeting, Chinese and French participants had in-depth discussions on the subject of promoting mutual understanding and Sino-French cooperation, reviewed the changes in the national images of both China and France, and the history of the bilateral relations. Delegates also discussed the key factors affecting the establishment of the national images, and made constructive suggestions on how to promote national images of both countries in order to further the bilateral cooperation. Dr. Sun Xiaoyu and Mr. Valery Giscard d’Estaing have made concluding remarks. The conference was held in a warm and friendly atmosphere, and ended with a great success.


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