— Published 4 January 2021

A Beijing-Paris axis

Sport, a new ground of reconciliation between China and France? Likely. According to a long end-of-year message from the Chinese Ambassador in France, Lu Shaye, published this week on the Embassy’s website, the two countries should work on three priorities to promote the development of their bilateral relations. Among them, the search for all opportunities for cooperation, especially in the field of sport. “With the China-France Year of Culture and Tourism in 2021, the Winter Olympics in Beijing in 2022 and the Summer Olympics in Paris in 2024, we will seize the opportunities to gradually relaunch exchanges and cooperation between our two countries in the fields of culture, tourism, sport, between local communities and in other fields”, details Lu Shaye in his diplomatic message.