France’s New Ambassador to China Laurent BILI Delivered a Speech at the 6th Issue of Sino-French Legal and Judicial Exchange Week | CBCGDF Representatives Were Invited to Attend the Dinner
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PrefaceOn September 23rd, the 6th Issue of Sino-French Legal and Judicial Exchange Week with the theme of "environmental law for the protection of the economy and enterprises" was held in the French Embassy in China. Representatives of China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) attended the dinner hosted by the French ambassador to China Mr. Laurent BILI. His excellency the ambassador had only been off the plane for a few hours when he came to preside over this important banquet. During the event, Ambassador Laurent BILI had a cordial conversation with Prof. Fred Dubee, director of the CBCGDF, and exchanged views on several hot environmental issues. (Note: This article is based on the live video of the speech, which has not been verified by the French Embassy.)


According to the latest information on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China website, on September 27th, 2019, Hong lei, director of protocol at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, received a copy of his credentials from France’s new ambassador to China, Laurent Bili. “It is a great honor for me to be ambassador to China at this important moment when the Chinese people are celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China. I would like to make every effort during my term of office to contribute to promoting France-China cooperation and exchanges in various fields and the high-level development of France-China relations.”


Speech by Laurent BILI, French Ambassador to China, on 6th Issue of Sino-French Legal and Judicial Exchange Week


Ladies and gentlemen, dear friends,


Within a few hours of arriving in China, I am delighted to have started today’s exchange with you, the French embassy welcomes you all.


Let me stress again that I just arrived in Beijing only a few hours ago. The 6th China-France Environment Month officially opened in Shenzhen yesterday. The conversation at today’s event is about environmental law, so how can environmental law help economies and businesses grow? Environmental law is often seen as a constraint.


The integration of environment and economy is a challenge that France attaches great importance to. We also know that law plays an important role in this topic. Laws can make important decisions, such as the Global Pact For The Environment. Laws can also set standards, punishments, protections, and innovations fairly and effectively. Innovation, on the other hand, is the source of future economic and technological solutions.


In 2017, the France-China legal and judicial exchange promoted by the Legal Office of the French Embassy in China gathered more than 2,000 participants and held 37 activities. The legal and judicial exchanges between France and China have been a complete success.


On April 29th, 2019, French Minister of Justice Nicole Belloubet and Chinese Minister of Justice Fu Zhenghua officially promoted the France-Chinese legal and judicial dialogue. Our communication has become an important part of this dialogue.


In addition to today's discussion, we will promote more exchanges in the future. For example, some new topics: evaluation of effective participants in environmental law. Moreover, the academic community will also promote exchanges and discussions on topics related to law and economics: collective procedures and bankruptcy-related laws.


I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to all of you present, and especially to the French and Chinese partners for their great efforts in the 6th Issue of Sino-French Legal and Judicial Exchange Week. In particular, I would like to thank the representatives of the French delegation for their role in legal and judicial exchanges between France and China since 2017. Thank you to the President and Director, as well as to the members of the Civil Law Initiative China Bureau of France. I would like to thank the Chairmen of the Conseil National Des Barreaux (CNB) and the Le Conseil supérieur du notariat (CSN) for their efforts in cooperation with France and China over the past 20 years, especially under the framework of the Centre sino-fran?ais de Formation et d’Echanges notariaux et juridiques à Shanghai. Also, thanks to Mr. Manuel PENNAFORTE, President of the Environnement France Chine, and the President of the French Enterprise Environmental Protection Organization.


Finally, I would like to invite you all to join in the celebration of the achievements and contributions made by the legal and judicial personnel of China and France in the history of Sino-French friendship.


Thank you!


(Note: This article is based on the live video of the speech, which has not been verified by the French Embassy.)



Mr. Laurent BILI exchanged with CBCGDF's senior advisor Professor Fred Dubee. (Photo credit: CBCGDF)

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By / Xue Tongtong