Thursday, April 30, 2009

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France is trying very hard to smooth things with China. After the visit of Jean-Pierre Raffarin (well liked by the Chinese for being the only foreign politician to visit China during the SARS crisis in 2003), and right before Laurent Fabius (ex Prime Minister) and Valéry Giscard d’Estaing (former French President) next month, it’s Jacques Chirac’s turn (former French president too) to come and have a chat with some of Chinese leaders.

The only former French President not coming to help out France in this particular difficult time for Sino-French relations is François Mitterand but he has a good excuse, he’s dead.

I’m somehow still in the Embassy database as someone to invite for those cocktails: