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China in Europe #5

China in Europe #5

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11The Chinese Global Media Forum took place this week in Chengdu. The event is organized by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, the Sichuan Provincial People's Government and China News Service. The theme of this forum is “Integrating Chinese and Foreign Communist Parties to Create a New Chapter”. Near 300 Chinese media representatives from 59 countries and regions from five continents participated in the forum.

Pour Zhong Cheng, at the forefront of the Chinese media offensive in the European ecosystem, Chinese information relays must now “promote learning between civilizations and links between peoples”.

  • Chinese media strategy differs greatly from that of its first model, Russia.
  • The objective is first of all to resolve the differences between the two spaces, and promote China as a well-organized and respectable country.
  • As big as the string is, it is clear that she has achieved some success.

Spain

National

Une délégation de la Fédération des Chinois d'outre-mer du Guangdong visite l'Espagne.

17 october 2023: Vice President Xie Huirong of the Guangdong Federation of Overseas Chinese Delegation to Spain have visited the Guangdong Association (Guangdong, Hong Kong et Macao) of the Kingdom of Spain.

  • All the associations that matter in Spain were present at the meeting.
    • Zhang Jin and Jiang Zhenshi of the Overseas Chinese Federation Embassy of Spain, Guangdong (Guangdong, Hong Kong et Macao) of the Kingdom of Spain).
    • Zhu Runqing of the Hometown Association. Chen Jianxin of the Spanish Association of Overseas Chinese,
    • Zhu Xiaohai from the Spanish Association of Qingtian Hometowns,
    • Jiang Tongguan de l’ Fujian Hometown Spanish Association,
    • Li Xinyu of the Spanish Association of Wenzhou Hometowns
    • Lin Jinghuang de l’ Spanish Association of Women Entrepreneurs
    • Xu Limin, president of the Spanish Evergreen Club,
    • Chen Deyuan, consultant of the Spanish Association of Entrepreneurs, and many representatives of overseas Chinese groups in Spain, as well as the executive vice president of the Guangdong Association (Guangdong, Hong Kong et Macao) of the Kingdom of Spain
  • This gives an idea of ​​the place occupied by the Federation of Overseas Chinese, as a business provider between China and the rest of the world.

Chongqing Fly - promotion of journeys between China and Spain.

A group promoting the newly established international route “ Chongqing Fly·Chongqing-Madrid » of the Chongqing Hainan Airlines Airport Group was held in Spain [Source].

More 80 people from local Spanish travel agencies and related companies attended the meeting.

The line reflects the increase in the volume of Chinese visitors to Spain. This year, Madrid hosted approximately 100 000 Chinese tourists. A year-over-year increase of 1 069 %.

Madrid

Ham smuggling dismantled

Spanish police dismantled a gang suspected of violating industrial property rights and specializing in the export of Iberian ham products in Fuenlabrada, Madrid. [Source].

This criminal association is in the hands of Chinese expatriates.

Aragon

La police espagnole reçoit un prix honorifique de l'Association d'amitié et de coopération Espagne-Chine

The 17 october, Wang Xin, President of the Spain-China Friendship and Cooperation Association, and his delegation visited the police headquarters of the autonomous region of Aragon in Spain and met with the new director of the headquarters, Martin Parra).

Alvaro Rodriguez, police chief of the province of Zaragoza attended the meeting. Xu Shunfu, Li Linlin and Ye Junwei, executive chairmen of the Presidium of the Standing Committee of the Spain-China Friendship and Cooperation Association, Liu Xiumian, Chairman and Secretary General of the Standing Committee, @Yang Aidi, executive vice president were there too.

The Chinese Association took the opportunity to present an honorary prize to the outgoing director “ Spain-China friendship » to thank them for their positive contributions to safeguarding the security and rights of overseas Chinese in Zaragoza during their tenure.

Martin Parra took the opportunity to declare: “The General Administration of Police has maintained friendly relations with the Association for a long time.. It is an important responsibility of the General Administration to protect Chinese enterprises and overseas Chinese under its jurisdiction”.

  • Also in France, the most important Chinese Associations forge close links with the police administration in charge of the districts where their presence is significant.

Barcelona

The consul ensures the safety of his passing nationals

The Consulate General of Barcelona has organized training on tourist safety for tourist guides.

Hu Aimin, Acting Consul General of the Consulate General of Barcelona, does it for good reason: “ General Secretary Xi of the Party Central Committee attaches great importance to the safety of Chinese tourists traveling abroad, which also constitutes the country's people-centered governance philosophy.”

  • Beijing's instructions are well applied, on the surface at least.

The Spanish Girón group and China Power International Development Co., Ltd. coopèrent pour promouvoir des projets d'énergie propre

The 14 october 2023 at noon, the Girón group held a discussion with China Power International Development Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as China Power), who is venue in Barcelona to conduct a comprehensive environmental inspection of Spanish clean energy.

During this symposium, Hu Aimin, Acting Consul General of China in Barcelona, took the opportunity to say : “as an important economic region in Spain, Catalonia's cooperation with Chinese companies would bring more opportunities to China-EU cooperation”.

Italy

Rome

Money laundering - encore.

A Chinese driver was raided and a sum of 180 000 euros was found in the refrigerated truck. He could not provide the legal source of this huge sum of cash.

  • Money laundering operations appear to be an important activity for the Chinese mafia based in Italy.

Serbia

National

Report praising the New Silk Roads shows the extent of Chinese influence in Serbia

In a report in 6 episodes titled “Overseas Chinese recount ten years of nominations on the Silk Road”, one of the issues was dedicated to Serbia, around the character of Qin Jinsheng [Qin Jinsheng].

  • The report retraces the life of this import-export entrepreneur, who has personally known all the Hungarian presidents since 2004, supporting photos.
  • It shows how patriotism remains strong in this protagonist.
  • His influence notably made it possible to twin Belgrade with Nantong, in 2022.

This report also shows that Serbia constitutes well, in the eyes of the Chinese authorities, a gateway to Beijing in Europe.

Hungary

Budapest

BYD

The Chinese manufacturer of BYD electric vehicles a officially open two stores in Budapest, the capital of Hungary, the 19 october, marking the official entry of BYD electric vehicles into the Hungarian passenger car market.

At a recent product launch conference, WORLD TO HIM 3 (Yuan MORE), Dolphin et Seal, three purely electric models have been revealed to go on sale in Hungary.

  • The BYD company opens full steam and Europe, with incomparable competitive advantages vis-à-vis its European rivals.

Finland

National

China may have sabotaged an oil pipeline

The underwater gas pipeline “Baltic connector” has been damaged by a Chinese ship which dragged its anchor in the deep seabed. “It is too early to say whether this was an accident or an intentional act”, according to the Finnish police.

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Earlier, the Estonians announced that, according to the maritime analysis site Marine Traffic, there were five ships near the gas pipeline on the day of the accident, but that the Chinese container ship flying the Hong Kong flag “Name the Polar Bear” came much closer than the others.

Just today, China said it was ready to provide necessary information in accordance with international law regarding an investigation into the failure of a gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday during a regular press briefing.

  • This is definitely an accident.. But we never know. To be continued.

United Kingdom

National

China warns of telecom fraud in UK

In a recent official warning to Chinese residents of the UK, Tang Rui, consul general of the Chinese Consulate General in Manchester, gave some figures. “From January to September this year, we received more than 80 alarms. According to our preliminary statistics, close to 100 millions of yuan were stolen during this period”.

  • Note: Online Fraud constitutes the main reason for China's extraterritorial use of the police
  • Manchester's twin city is Wuhan. Since taking office, Tang Hui is making a lot of effort to bring the two cities closer together via the city's Mayor. (Yasmine Dar) and local Chinese associations [ChinaDaily].

Rise of Chinese espionage in the UK: “epic proportions”.

Chinese spies have trying to recruit more 20 000 people in the UK [without specifying since when], said the head of the British security agency MI5, Ken McCallum, warning against “the epic scale” Chinese espionage.

We witnessed a campaign of epic proportions“, McCallum told the BBC after a meeting of US intelligence chiefs, you Canada, from Australia, from New Zealand and Great Britain.

According to him, Chinese spies try to contact British citizens via different websites, dont LinkedIn, in order to obtain sensitive information from them.

This threat has become even more dangerous and insidious in recent years“, Ray said..

The head of Australia's security agency, Mike Burgess, declared that all countries engage in espionage, but stressed that China's behavior " goes beyond traditional espionage ».

That's all for today, Ladies,Gentlemen.

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