What they are saying in Europe
Updated: 2013-03-18 07:54
Given its unquestionably central role in international relations, we are looking forward to a fruitful collaboration with China, so that it can fully play its role in a peaceful and constructive environment.
Jean-Marie Le Guen, member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the French National Assembly
He (Li Keqiang) has a very open, direct personality, is a specialist in economic affairs and has deep political experience ... He understood how important it is, not only for Europe, but also for China, for us to have strong relations.
Romano Prodi, former president of the European Commission
We see the government of China as being very committed to developing the dialogue ... One of the hurdles we must overcome is the creation of the right environment to boost innovation.
Marie Geoghegan-Quinn, EU commissioner for research, innovation and science
The measures being taken by the Chinese authorities to reduce vehicle emissions are very similar to our policies in Europe, and we have cooperated in this area for many years by sharing expertise and best practices.
Janez Potocnik, European commissioner for the environment
(China Daily 03/18/2013 page9)