Li Changchun (R), a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, meets with German President Horst Kohler in Berlin, April 13, 2010. (Xinhua/Ma Zhancheng)
Li Changchun, a senior leader of the Communist Party of China (CPC), met with German President Horst Koehler on Tuesday.
Li, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, conveyed Chinese President Hu Jintao's greetings to Koehler, and welcomed Koehler's scheduled visit to China next month for the Shanghai World Expo 2010 and relevant events of the "German day," due on May 19.
The Sino-German relations have witnessed healthy development with intensive high-level exchanges. Despite the serious international financial crisis, the trade volume between the two countries still exceeded 100 billion U.S. dollars last year, Li said.
The project of "Germany and China -- Moving Ahead Together," a three-year festive activity since 2007 which invited the two presidents, Koehler and Hu, as joint patrons, received positive responses widely, showing the great development potential of Sino- German cooperation, Li noted.
He said that the Chinese government has always promoted bilateral ties with Germany from a strategic height and long-term perspective. Under the complex and volatile international political and economic situation, it was particularly important for both countries to boost communication and mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields.【1】 【2】 http://paper.people.com.cn/rmrb/html/2010-04/14/nw.D110000renmrb_20100414_6-01.htm