Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
. Military Space News .

Subscribe to our free daily newsletters

Blair To Discuss Trade Ties, Iran With Chinese PM

British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Photo courtesy of AFP.
by Staff Writers
London (AFP) Sep 12, 2006
British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao are to hold talks Wednesday including on strengthening trade ties, energy policy and resolving the Iran nuclear crisis, officials said. "A big feature will be energy and climate change and also the rapidly growing trade and investment relationship we have with China," a spokesman for Blair's Downing Street office told AFP.

The discussions in London were to focus on a range of international issues, including the Iran nuclear crisis -- in which China is being pressed to support a threat of UN sanctions -- as well as Africa and the Middle East, he said.

Blair visited Beijing in September, where he said China's growing economic power must be matched by improvement in its record on democracy and human rights.

The talks would not launch eye-catching new initiatives but instead focus on expanding dialogue between the countries and taking forward the working agenda fostered in Beijing, the Downing Street spokesman said.

Blair and Wen were to hold one-on-one talks, round-table discussions and have lunch together.

Wen was also to meet Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott, finance minister Gordon Brown and business leaders and the China Task Force, established in 2003 to broaden and deepen the relationship between Britain and China.

The Chinese premier's foreign tour, between September 9 and 16, takes in Finland, Britain, Germany and Tajikistan, including the ninth China-European Union summit and the sixth Asia-Europe Meeting in Helsinki.

Source: Agence France-Presse

Related Links
Learn about the Superpowers of the 21st Century at
China News From

Premier Wen Tables 4-Point Proposal On Boosting China-EU Cooperation
Helsinki (XNA) Sep 12, 2006
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao put forward here on Tuesday a four-point proposal on boosting trade and economic cooperation between China and the European Union (EU). In a speech entitled "Enhance Cooperation to Make Win-win Progress" at the 2006 China-Europe business summit, Wen said China and the EU are highly complementary economically, with great potential for cooperation.

  • Blair To Discuss Trade Ties, Iran With Chinese PM
  • Premier Wen Tables 4-Point Proposal On Boosting China-EU Cooperation
  • Russian-Chinese Relations Are On The Right Track
  • Asia Europe Leaders End Summit With Lofty Statements But Promise Little

  • India-Pakistan Talks, Iran Lobbying Expected At Havana Summit
  • US Does Not Rule Out Accepting Possible Offer From Iran
  • Economic Reforms Are Changing Hardline North Korea Some Say
  • Russia Claims Success With Strategic Missile Tests

  • Australia Signs Contract For JASSM Follow On Standoff Weapon
  • Louisville Facility To Build NLOS-LS Precision Attack Missile
  • Raytheon's Louisville Facility to Build NLOS-LS Precision Attack Missile
  • Iran Tests Tactical Missile During War Games

  • Latest US Missile Defense Test Seen As Blow To China
  • EDO Completes Acquisition Of CAS
  • Czech Govt Under Fire Over US Missile Plans
  • Successful Test A Giant Step For BMD

  • US Sanctions On Russia Could Hurt Boeing
  • Boeing Puts Aircraft Market At 2.6 Trillion Dollars
  • Innovative Solutions Make Transportation Systems Safer Secure and Efficient
  • Joint Strike Fighter Is Not Flawed Finds Australian Government

  • France Tests Europe's First Long-Endurance Surveillance Drone
  • South Korea Wants UAVs From US To Watch Over North
  • Research Team Reveals Increased UAV Ability
  • Marine Corps Two-Year-Old UAV Provides Stealthy Combat Surveillance

  • Adrift In A Complex War In The Sands Of Eden
  • Outside View: Making progress in Iraq
  • Analysis: Kurds Raise Flag Amid Fears Of War
  • Democrats Push Bush To Sack US Defense Chief Rumsfeld

  • Agency Performs First Autonomous Refueling Operation
  • F-35 Lightning II JSF Testing Marks Program Milestone
  • Future Force Warrior Passes Major Milestone
  • Iran Corrects Claims Over New Fighter This Time It Is An F-5

  • The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2006 - SpaceDaily.AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA PortalReports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additionalcopyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement