|Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang(R) meets with French Minister of Economy and Finance Pierre Moscovici in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 8, 2013. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)
BEIJING, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday expressed the hope that France will continue to create conditions for high-tech exports to China as he met with French Minister of Economy and Finance Pierre Moscovici in Beijing.
Li said he also hoped that France will promote the European Union to remove limits on high-tech exports to China.
Li said both developed countries and emerging economies are confronted with various economic difficulties.
"They should work together to enhance mutual trust, reach a consensus and pool wisdom to tackle pressing challenges in economic and financial sectors," the vice premier said.
According to Li, to narrow the gap between rural and urban areas and gaps between different regions are the requirement and strategic choice to realize modernization, which will tap huge development potential and have a long-lasting effect.
China's move to promote new-type urbanization is a complicated systematic project and also a basic solution to the two gaps, Li said, highlighting an ecological, energy-efficient and intensive way to realize urbanization.
The vice premier recalled his visit to EU last year, saying China hoped to work more closely with France and other highly urbanized European countries in ideas, technology and markets.
Moscovici, who arrived in Beijing on Monday, said France would like to seek stronger relations with China and push bilateral economic cooperation.