Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd delivers a speech at the opening ceremony of the 7th Hamburg Summit "China Meets Europe" in Hamburg, Germany, on Nov. 23, 2016. The 7th Hamburg Summit "China Meets Europe" opened here on Wednesday, drawing senior officials, entrepreneurs and leading scholars from China and the European Union (EU) to discuss key issues on China-Europe economic relations. (Xinhua/Shan Yuqi)
HAMBURG, Germany, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- The 7th Hamburg Summit "China Meets Europe" opened here Wednesday to address opportunities and challenges in economic relations between China and the European Union.
The biennial event, initiated by the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce in 2004, serves as a major platform for comprehensive dialogue between China and Europe to enhance mutual understanding and improve economic relations.
Through keynote speeches and panel discussions, the two-day meeting focuses on current issues facing the Chinese and European economies, as well as bilateral trade and investments.