On 13 July 2016, during the 18th China-EU Summit in Beijing, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker attended the Signing Ceremony of Cooperation Projects under the EU-China Urbanization Partnership. Entrepreneurs and officials signed 12 agreements and memorandums of understanding on urban development.
Both the Chinese and European leadership has attached great importance to promoting cooperation on urbanisation. Since the launch of EU-China Urbanization Partnership by Premier Li and former European Commission President Barroso in May 2012, cooperation on urbanisation between the two sides have made great progress.
Over the past four years since 2012, China and Europe have established practical cooperation mechanisms at various levels and sectors. Gradually, the China-EU urbanisation partnership has moved from high-level, strategic dialogue to practical cooperation on concrete challenges. More concrete and innovative partnerships have been established between cities, enterprises and institutions. Partnerships on urbanisation have become a key pillar in an increasingly comprehensive cooperation between China and the EU.
Source: CHINANEWS.COM (Chinese only)