BEIJING, March 28 -- A new Sino-French agreement to build an "ecological town" in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, has pointed the way forward for how China's green push can benefit from French expertise.
Signed in Paris on Thursday by China's ambassador to France and the head of France's Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, the agreement will see a business park established lakeside in Wuhan's Caodian District. It will assemble enterprises from fields including automobile, wedding, recycling and IT, all the while showcasing the best practice in environmental management.
It is among 21 deals inked between the two countries as Chinese President Xi Jinping is in France for a state visit. According to a blueprint published after Xi met his French counterpart Francois Hollande in Paris on Thursday, the two countries will cooperate in fields including water and waste treatment.
China and France will jointly participate in the design and construction of the Wuhan project, with France offering its technologies and experience.
With China gearing up the fight against chronic pollution problems, many eyes will be on Wuhan's achievements. It is expected to offer a glimpse of French involvement in the nation's environmental protection.