The Tenth Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit will open on Thursday in Milan, Italy under the theme of "Responsible Partnership for Sustainable Growth and Security."
The German port city of Hamburg is considered to be a gateway between China and Europe for trade and commerce, business, science and technology, arts and culture, and education.
January 2007,Li, then Party chief of Liaoning province, meets Norbert Reithofer, chairman of BMW Group, telling him that he will visit the company if he goes to Germany.
After forming a dialogue mechanism on security and defense with Washington and Moscow, Beijing has now taken similar measures with Brussels, with General Patrick de Rousiers, Chairman of the EU Military Committee, traveling to Beijing on Thursday to hold the first EU-China Dialogue on Security and Defense.
The sixth Hamburg Summit is scheduled to be held on Friday and Saturday in northern German port city of Hamburg. Over 500 representatives from the business, political and academic world are expected to attend the meeting.
German officials once described Sino-German relations as a "special partnership"in the frequent mutual visits of the two heads of government.