posted on Dec, 24 2004 @ 04:42 AM
PRC President Hu Jintao and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, have both spoken of their willingness to bring their strategic relationship to a higher
level. Their statements came on Thursday during Chavez's visit to China. Hu Jintao thanked the Venezuelan government for their acceptance of the One
China policy and welcomed its recognition of China's full market economy status.
China would like to join hands with Venezuela to bring the Sino-Venezuelan strategic partnership to a higher level, said President Hu Jintao while
talking with visiting Venezuelan President Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias Thursday in Beijing.
Hu spoke highly of the achievements made by both sides since they established diplomatic ties 30 years ago. He said during the 30 years, especially
since President Chavez came into power, bilateral relations have been deepened and more high-level visits have been carried out. The two countries
enhanced mutual understanding and political trust, expanded trade and economic cooperation and supported and closely cooperated with each other in
The Chinese government thanks the Venezuelan government for its adherence to the one-China policy, and appreciates and welcomes its recognition of
China's full market economy status, said Hu.
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It would seem that China is making diplomatic efforts to create close relations with nations that have fallen foul of the US & Co, in particular over
the 'War on Terror'. Recent weeks have seen the EU lift an arms embargo on China, and Free Trade talks between China and New Zealand. China has also
negotiated military links with Russia.
[edit on 24-12-2004 by Volksgeist]