GT Podcast with Mulan: Xi-Macron Pyrenees meeting adds momentum to ties; China-Serbia ironclad friendship sets a role model in the new era;Key to successful China-Hungary relations is mutual respect
Published: May 09, 2024 03:15 PM
GT Podcast with Mulan

In today's podcast:

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Tarbes, Hautes-Pyrenees Department of France on Tuesday, as part of his state visit to the European country. Arranging a meeting in the Pyrenees shows that French President Emmanuel Macron attaches great importance to the effect of head-of-state diplomacy on elevating China-France relations, experts said.

Global Times reporters interviewed Chinese Ambassador to Serbia Li Ming. The ambassador offers a profound look at the robust China-Serbia relations, underscored by a shared history and a vibrant cultural exchange, while emphasizing Serbia's integral role in the Belt and Road Initiative and the impact of the China-Serbia Free Trade Agreement on economic collaboration.

Péter Szijjártó, foreign minister of Hungary, told Global Times it's a great honor that China and Hungary can celebrate the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties with President Xi's visit. Chinese-Hungarian cooperation is a success story.

As China's top leader is visiting France, Serbia and Hungary this week, the China-Europe freight train services, a direct reflection of economic and trade ties, have reported significant business growth. Industry insiders said on Tuesday that the train services mirror the need to strengthen and deepen bilateral cooperation, not competition, between China and Europe.

The Global Times recently visited the China Cultural Center in Paris, France to listen to the stories of staff and learn how they fell in love with Chinese culture.