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EU-China Summit

President Barroso © EU

With great power comes great responsibility.

"We should show the example of shared responsibility and cooperation", said President Barroso in his opening speech, "our concerted joint efforts are needed to ensure the success of the G20 summit in Seoul and afterwards in Cancun." He stressed the importance of the strategic nature of the EU-China relationship and said that on political, trade, and macroeconomic issues there is "the need to have this very broad strategic perspective in mind." Earlier in the afternoon leaders attended the EU-China Business Summit.

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President's speech at the EU China Business Summit