High level China-EU talks begin in Beijing

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High level talks between China and the European Union have kicked off in Beijing. Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini are leading their delegations. Both sides are calling for closer ties. CCTV’s Hou Na filed this report.


  • The two-day event comes as China and the EU celebrate 40 years of diplomatic ties.
  • Trade relations between China and the EU have expanded from $2.4 billion in 1975 to $615 billion in 2014.
  • Every single day China and Europe trade more than €1 billion.

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