A Chinese delegation led by Prime Minister Wen Jiabao finalized agreements on education, policy exchange, clean energy, environment, and intellectual property during a diplomatic visit with European Commission President José Manuel Barroso last month.
The agreements include a program to provide opportunities for thousands of Chinese and European students and academics to pursue their studies in Europe and China, as well as a project to create a permanent center in Beijing to promote clean energy. An action plan intended to strengthen the application of customs controls to combat counterfeiting and piracy was also discussed.
Additionally, Premier Wen and President Barroso discussed overall EU-China relations, the international financial crisis and climate change. They confirmed their states’ mutual interest on pursuing the High Level Dialogue on economy and trade, and agreed on a second round to take place in April.
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