L'Institut Franco-Chinois de Lyon (the Sino-French Institute in Lyon) was located in the Fort Saint-Irénée from 1921 to 1946 hosting 473 Chinese students,, and was the only Chinese university outside China.
Chinese President Xi Jinping's coming visit to France will be a significant opportunity for Beijing and Paris to strengthen the personal ties of their top leaders and to highlight major elements of the Sino-French partnership, a senior French diplomat says.
The Sino-French Emergency and Disaster Medicine Training Center, jointly established by the French Embassy in Beijing, the Beijing Health and Family Planning Commission and Total, a French petroleum company, opened its new training site in Beijing on Tuesday.
"We need a more balanced world, and Europe is an element of the balanced world," said Laurent Fabius, foreign minister of France, at his conferment ceremony as chair professor of International Relations and Global Governance of Nankai University.
Against the backdrop of globalization, innovative companies must combine global competence in R&D with an understanding of local markets, said officials and entrepreneurs from France and China at the 19th French-Chinese Economic Seminar held last week.