French Prime Minister Francois Fillon in Beijing

The French Prime Minister Francois Fillon is in China right now. Fillon is on a three-day official visit to China aimed at improving the Sino РFrench bilateral relationship. Fillon is accompanied on the trip by finance minister Christine Lagarde and a number chief executives from within French industry as the two nations seek to develop trade co-operation through various projects. I went to the huge official dinner reception to hear his speech.

French Prime Minister Francois Fillon in China December 2009

Fillon, finance minister Christine Lagarde and chief executives from French industry

Afterwards people could come and talk to the prime minister or ask him questions.

French Prime Minister Francois Fillon in Beijing

Julien had a chance to talk to the French Prime Minister as well.

Julien talking to French Prime Minister Francois Fillon

The dinner was amazing with loads of cheese and salmon and meat and other delicacies. We rode to a friends house to pick up a raclette machine and also his plant which needs water during the time he is back in Europe for holidays. It looks quite funny transporting a plant on your back wearing a suit and riding a fixed gear bike.

Julien in suit with plant on back riding fixed gear bike

Julien on fixie riding on Beijing streets at night with plant on his back

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