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China's top political advisor says developing ties with Greece benefits both


13:47, October 25, 2011

Jia Qinglin (R), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, meets with Greek President Karolos Papoulias in Athens, Greece, on Oct. 24, 2011. (Xinhua/Liu Jiansheng)

ATHENS, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- China's top political advisor Jia Qinglin said here on Monday that China has attached great importance to developing ties with Greece, and enhancing China-Greece ties conforms to the benefits of both sides.

During a meeting with Greek President Carolos Papoulias, the chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) said China is ready to continuously deepen mutual understanding and trust, enhance cooperation at various levels, closely coordinate in dealing with international affairs and thereby make bigger contribution to world's peace and development.

China and Greece supported each other's major concerns, joined hands when tiding over difficulties such as the international financial crisis started in 2008, said Jia, adding that the basis of bilateral friendship and mutual political trust have been strengthened.

Greece had rendered unselfish help to China when the Chinese government evacuated its citizens out of the war-stricken Libya, Jia said.

Jia also noted that both sides have made tremendous progress in cooperation in ocean shipping, economy, trade and culture in recent years.

For his part, Papoulias said Greece is happy to see China's incessant development in recent years and highly appreciates the contribution that the Communist Party of China has made for its country's independence, development and prosperity.

Greece treated China as an unwavering force for world's peace, the president said.

Greece encourages and welcomes Chinese enterprises' investment and is ready to work with China to push forward the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership, he said.

Jia arrived in Athens on Sunday for a 5-day visit to the debt-ridden country. Greece is the first stop of Jia's three-nation tour to Europe, which will also take him to the Netherlands and Germany.


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Jean-Francois Morf at 2011-10-2681.13.254.*
The more I know about Greece, the more I think that socialist Greece has nothing to search in Europe. In Europe, stupid parents let their offspring learn Latin and Greek and the false way of thinking of the Latin and the Greeks! Instead of teaching them to think scientifically right, and above all: to learn nothing that has not been scientifically demonstrated by the professors! These stupid offspring think then that Greeks and Italians think right, but they think false: they think that prices and salaries and number of civil servant can increase 5% each year, so Greece is now more expensive that Germany, and has 40% civil servants, not even capable of raising taxes!

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