China and the EU
China has followed closely the sovereign debt crisis in some European countries and has bought treasury bonds from relevant countries. We have helped European countries to advance the EU integration process. We believe these steps taken by China have been well received by countries and people in Europe, in particular the governments and peoples of those countries concerned.
Economic globalization has made the interests of countries closely intertwined. Under such circumstances, countries should stick together like passengers in the same boat rather than crowd each other out. Countries should pursue mutual trust rather than harbor mutual suspicion. In this way, we will be able to live with each other in harmony.
We will work with the EU to further deepen our comprehensive strategic partnership. The two sides should work together to pursue a political partnership based on mutual respect and trust, deepen their economic partnership featuring win-win cooperation, and build a cultural partnership on the basis of mutual learning and exchanges.
This year is the China-EU Year of Youth. We hope that by hosting such large-scale exchange activities, the two sides will further increase friendship and mutual trust between their people, in order to lay a more solid foundation for the continued growth of the Sino-EU comprehensive strategic partnership.