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China: Xi Jinping meets EU leaders in Beijing

China, Beijing
November 20, 2013 at 14:51 GMT +00:00 · Published

China: Xi Jinping meets EU leaders in Beijing

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with European Union leaders on Wednesday to create a healthier environment for Chinese businesses in Europe, in the first EU-China summit since Xi became president.

The president met European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso and other leaders in the Zhongnanhai, the Beijing compound where Chinese leaders traditionally conduct day-to-day business.

The summit comes on the heels of the High-Level Economic and Trade Dialogue (HED), which was held in Brussels in October. EU leaders have said they view the summit as an opportunity to improve relations with China under Xi, who replaced Hu Jintao as president of the world's second-largest economy.

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China: Xi Jinping meets EU leaders in Beijing

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with European Union leaders on Wednesday to create a healthier environment for Chinese businesses in Europe, in the first EU-China summit since Xi became president.

The president met European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso and other leaders in the Zhongnanhai, the Beijing compound where Chinese leaders traditionally conduct day-to-day business.

The summit comes on the heels of the High-Level Economic and Trade Dialogue (HED), which was held in Brussels in October. EU leaders have said they view the summit as an opportunity to improve relations with China under Xi, who replaced Hu Jintao as president of the world's second-largest economy.

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