José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, and Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council, went to Beijing where they met with Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China. The day after the two European leaders participated in the 16th EU/China Summit with Li Keqiang, Chinese Prime Minister.
This Summit marked the 10th anniversary of EU/China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and provided an opportunity to launch new initiatives to take the relationship with the country forward in the following decade. Several agreements were signed on this occasion.
José Manuel Barroso also met with students and Members of the staff from the China-EU School of Law (CESL) and the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL). He eventually attended the closing ceremony of the 9th EU/China Business Summit entitled "Restructuring for Sustainable Growth" and of the 2013 EU/China Urbanisation Partnership Forum.