The Heat: China-France Relations

The Heat

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China and France mark the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties. France became the first Western country to normalize ties with China in 1964 and since then Sino-French relations have strengthened and expanded. 

Today, France is China’s third-largest trading partner in the European Union, with bilateral trade totaling nearly $79 billion.

Joining the discussion:

  • Yan Liang is a Chair and Professor in Economics at Willamette University. 
  • Richard Werly is an International Correspondent with the Swiss Daily, Blick.
  • Joav Toker is an Associate Professor at the American Graduate School in Paris.
  • Victor Gao is a Chair Professor at Soochow University.