Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Sarkozy Wants To Avoid Emergence Of China’s Wave To Boycott French Goods

http://www.sina.com.cn December 10,2008 07:51 on the Global Times

Global Times special correspondent Chenyu reports: After China-France relation appears intense because of French president Sarkozy’s meeting with Dalai , western medium all are making a guess on the possible “punishment” France will get, The French medium is furthermore paying close attention whether China will appear boycotting French goods again.In fact , judging from the condition that the medium reports,Sarkozy in person is also trying to avoid China’s wave to boycott French goods.

China side hopes France to correct the mistake.After Sarkozy meets with Dalai , the reaction of Chinese government and public is always the focal point of French medium. Following reporting "Carrefours of China still get quantities of customers", Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ routine press conference on December 9 becomes the emphasis of French medium. In the meeting, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jian Chao says, The responsibility for current China-France diplomatic difficulty is due to France. He hopes that France attaches importance to the core benefit of China and France , scrupulously abides by promise and practises what it preaches. Agence France Presse has quoted Liu Jian Chao 's words saying that Sarkozy’s meeting with Dalai has hurted China-France relation, " this event has produced negative effect on China-France cooperation,including economy and trade cooperation ".

The French medium reports , France president Sarkozy hopes to weaken the negative effect to China-France relation brought by the meeting. France "Liberation Daily " says , Sarkozy indicates that "we shouldn’t exaggerate this matter ". The French medium reports ,on the press conference after Sarkozy’s meeting with Dalai,he reaffirms "the position insisting that there is only one China , Tibet is one part of China".Besides, Sarkozy emphasizes once again the significance of China-Europe relation, saying that "the world needs a open China,and China also needs a powerful Europe ".

Associated Press reports on 9th that the French leaders of commercial circles express their worry about the adverse effect brought by strained China-France relation. It also says Sarkozy seeks to desalt the consequence brought by the meeting , hoping to avoid the tide of Chinese boycotting French goods that turned up early this year because of some Tibetan separatists’ creating a disturbance in Paris.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Sarkozy Gives No Consideration To China Warning The Source Interviewing Dalai

source: Global Times http://www.huanqiu.com

The Global Times’s special correspondent Wangshi reported:According to the report of Agence France Presse, in the afternoon on 6th local time, French president Sarkozy met with Dalai in Gdansk, northern city of Poland.Formerly presidential palace of France issued a statement to remove the possibility to cancel meeting with Dalai , and said "This is actually not a special meeting " "feeling composed " to Chinese anger. That action also makes Sarkozy become the unique European leader who met Dalai with a status of the chairman country of European Union, having started one bad precedent. Before Meeting, Sarkozy actually pressed China to be calm , saying that the "world needs one open China to participate the global management. China requires a powerful Europe to give its enterprises job chances ". Sarkozy expressed at the same time, for the problem to see Dalai, he "had never hesitated ".
Sarkozy outrageously interviewing Dalai's action gave no consideration to serious warning of the Chinese government and intense indignation of public, and resulted in violent criticism from part of French medium.They thought that China-France relation would be covered with shadow therefore. Other western mediums also thought that not only would Sarkozy's movement bring about strained China-France relations, but also being able to enrage Chinese People and affect development of China-France economy and trade cooperation.
That very day on 6th, French mainstream medium expressed criticism to Sarkozy’s action to insist on meeting with Dalai, and showed worry to the prospect of China-France relation. "Liberation Daily "in France used two printing plate space to publish several articles , criticizing Sarkozy for being "irresolute person ". The article said "that Sarkozy has not been worth a damn in Beijing's eyes already". That his sending his wife to see Dalai Lama when he visited France was already rather absurd. When he planed to go to a foreign country covertly again, trying to meet with Dalai Lama at a Nobel Prize commemoration, "Sarkozy's minor base trick gives way to Chinese grasp. "They see irresolute diplomacy of France and difference fore and after of the French president , now he is comprehensively all lost ".
Another report also said, the French president fluctuates and changes in Chinese eyes. The article said after the first time he visited Beijing, he thought he was Chinese’s friends,therefore after the Lhasa event happened , he volunteered to suggest himself as the middleman who had a dialogue between Beijing and Dalai Lama , connecting the success of the dialogue with the opening ceremony of Beijing Olympic Games and seeking political advantage after the successful dialogue, not having thought of countering Chinese opposability.After Sarkozy attended the opening ceremony of Beijing Olympic Games in August , he believed the regular relation recovered.When receiving "political courage rewards " from "international politics " magazine this November 13, Sarkozy may "be seized by the spur of the moment , be prompted by a sudden impulse " in presenting award ceremony, or maybe he " feels himself fairly insufficient in political courage", he announced extemporarily that he would meet Dalai Lama in Poland. One French review personage pointed out " all these seem to be acted on impulse , the French presidential palace has not prepared for this purpose. " News report said "German Prime Minister encountered cold reception of Chinese for as long as half a year after meeting with Dalai Lama, so there will also be a long and high slope for French president to climb up".
What makes French public opinion worry more about is, Sarkozy's movement has already aroused discontent and anger of Chinese public , that the Chinese public appealing for boycotting French goods this time has been more intense than in the past. "L'Figaro " news report in France said, " China has raised opposing-France motion on Internet, many Chinese netizen has demanded to take more flinty attitude. "Article of Reuter's News Agency in United Kingdom said that the Chinese public "thinks that the action of France has insulted Chinese national mood". The article thought that China has large amounts of French enterprise, the Chinese marketplace counts much for companies such as Carrefour. BBC broadcasting station in United Kingdom reported" Sarkozy’s persisting in meeting with Dalai has aroused Chinese grass stratum’s anger , one Chinese called Zhang Meng Guang (transliteration) told a reporter of BBC outside a Carrefour supermarket in Beijing, "If Sarkozy has seen Dalai really, that I won’t come to Carrefour again , neither will I buy French goods again. We Chinese have our dignity ".