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France-China Bilateral Relations 2023

In 2023, the diplomatic ties between France and China witnessed many activities, underscored by a series of high-level meetings, strategic dialogues, and collaborative initiatives. These exchanges, ranging from ministerial discussions to cultural engagements, highlighted the depth and breadth of the bilateral relationship, further solidifying the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two nations. From the inauguration of joint initiatives like the China-France Carbon Neutrality Center to discussions on cybersecurity and consular matters, these interactions reflected the shared commitment of both countries to foster cooperation across various domains.

 

Numerous promotional activities have taken place in the diplomatic relations between France and China during 2023, according to the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs portal:

  • Vice Foreign Minister Deng Li Meets with A Delegation from the France-China Friendship Group of the French National Assembly (2023-12-15).

  • China and France Hold Fifth China-France Cyber Dialogue (2023-12-01).

  • China and France Hold the Sixth Round of Consular Consultations (2023-11-28).

  • Wang Yi: Build More Solid and Dynamic China-France Comprehensive Strategic Partnership (2023-11-25).

  • The Sixth Meeting of the China-France High-Level Dialogue Mechanism on People-to-People Exchanges Held in Beijing (2023-11-24).

  • Li Qiang Meets with French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna (2023-11-24).

  • The China-France Carbon Neutrality Center is Officially Inaugurated (2023-11-24).

  • Special Envoy of the Chinese Government on the Middle East Issue Zhai Jun Attends the International Humanitarian Conference for the Civilian Population in Gaza (2023-11-09).

  • Director-General of the Department of Asian Affairs of the Foreign Ministry Holds Talks Respectively with Diplomats of the UK and France on Asian Affairs (2023-10-31).

  • Wang Yi and French President's Diplomatic Counsellor Emmanuel Bonne Hold China-France Strategic Dialogue (2023-10-30).

  • Wang Yi Meets with Special Representative of French President and Former Prime Minister of France Jean-Pierre Raffarin (2023-10-19).

  • Special Envoy of the Chinese Government on the Middle East Issue Zhai Jun Meets with Ambassador of France to China Bertrand Lortholary (2023-10-16).

  • Wang Yi Has a Phone Call with French President's Diplomatic Advisor Emmanuel Bonne (2023-09-23).

  • Wang Yi Has a Phone Call with French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna (2023-08-18).

  • Vice Foreign Minister Deng Li Attends National Day Reception of France (2023-07-14).

  • Li Qiang Meets with French Senate President Gérard Larcher (2023-06-23).

  • Li Qiang Attends and Addresses the Summit for a New Global Financing Pact (2023-06-23).

  • Li Qiang Meets with French President Emmanuel Macron (2023-06-23).

  • Li Qiang Holds Talks with French Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne (2023-06-22).

  • Li Qiang Arrives in Paris to Pay an Official Visit to France and Attend the Summit for a New Global Financing Pact (2023-06-22).

  • Li Qiang Attends and Addresses the Dinner Banquet of Chinese and French Business Communities (2023-06-21).

  • Wang Yi Has a Phone Call with French President's Diplomatic Advisor Emmanuel Bonne (2023-06-05).

  • Special Representative of the Chinese Government on Eurasian Affairs Li Hui Holds Talks with Director General of Political and Security Affairs at the French Foreign Ministry Frédéric Mondoloni (2023-05-24).

  • Qin Gang Holds Consultations with French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna regarding the China-France High-level Dialogue on People-to-people Exchanges (2023-05-11).

  • Qin Gang Inaugurates China House of the International City of Universities in Paris (2023-05-11).

  • Qin Gang Holds Talks with French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna (2023-05-11).

  • Special Representative of the Chinese Government on Korean Peninsula Affairs Liu Xiaoming Visits France (2023-04-15).

  • Special Representative of the Chinese Government on Korean Peninsula Affairs Liu Xiaoming Meets with Former French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin (2023-04-15).

  • President Xi Jinping Holds an Informal Meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in Guangzhou (2023-04-07).

  • Li Qiang Meets with French President Emmanuel Macron (2023-04-06).

  • President Xi Jinping Attends and Addresses the Closing Ceremony of the Fifth Meeting of the China-France Business Council (2023-04-06).

  • President Xi Jinping Holds Talks with French President Emmanuel Macron (2023-04-06).

  • President Xi Jinping Holds China-France-EU Trilateral Meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (2023-04-06).

  • Qin Gang Meets with French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna (2023-04-05).

  • The Chinese and French Ministries Hold Consultations Between Directors-General of the Departments of International Organizations and Conferences (2023-03-30).

  • Wang Yi Has a Phone Call with French President's Diplomatic Advisor Emmanuel Bonne (2023-03-23).

  • Director-General of the Protocol Department of the Foreign Ministry Hong Lei Accepts Respectively the Copies of Credentials from Newly-appointed Ambassadors of Colombia, Ethiopia, and France to China (2023-03-13).

  • Qin Gang Meets with French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna (2023-03-03).

  • Wang Yi Meets with President of the French Constitutional Council Laurent Fabius (2023-02-17).

  • Wang Yi and French President's Diplomatic Advisor Emmanuel Bonne Co-chair the China-France Strategic Dialogue (2023-02-17).

  • Wang Yi Meets with Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France Catherine Colonna (2023-02-16).

  • French President Emmanuel Macron Meets with Wang Yi (2023-02-16).

  • Wang Yi Has a Phone Call with French President's Diplomatic Advisor Emmanuel Bonne (2023-01-16).

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