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China Letter-News and Human Rights

China human rights news with focus on the Uygur of Xinjiang, Tibetans and Tibet, Chinese mining workers, religion, corruption and censorship.

Thursday, March 11, 2004

French Presidents' China complex: China Butters Up The French


French Presidents' China complex:

"France, as a first western country to establish diplomatic relations with New China, has a deep-rooted background in history and a traditional friendship with China. More interestingly, every president of the Republic of France, from General de Gaulle to Chirac, has a 'China Complex' of which, many have become relishing tales known to people in Sino-French diplomatic history. "

Nice little article from the People's Daily explaining the nice relationship China has had with the French over the years.

A little buttering up over this proposal of lifting of the Arms Sale embargo?