President Xi Jinping's visit to Lyon will be an "excellent moment" for the French city to strengthen its historic links with China and to open up new perspectives in future relations, said Gerard Collomb, the city's mayor.
IFA Paris has become the leading fashion school in China and is unique in offering English-language courses taught largely by French professional fashion instructors, providing international students with the chance to gain insight into the world's fastest-growing fashion and luxury market from its Shanghai campus.
France has consistently been one of China's most important sources of technology, and with common goals, the partnership will continue to develop in a comprehensive way, said an expert on the China-France relationship.
China and France should seize the opportunity to expand their half-century-old relationship for future cooperation, said observers as President Xi Jinping pays his first visit to France and other countries in Western Europe since taking office last March.
President Xi Jinping's three-day visit to France this week will create a significant opportunity for leaders from Beijing and Paris to strengthen ties and rebalance economic relations, a senior French diplomat said.
Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to France will be historic and an exceptional opportunity for Beijing and Paris to elevate their strategic partnership to a new level, the Chinese ambassador to France said.