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. - It only felt like a retirement. BEIJING - Chinese top legislator Wu Bangguo is visiting the French cities of Lyon, Bordeaux and Marseilles to promote cooperation and exchanges between the Chinese and French regions. Wu, chairman of the Standing Committee of the Chinese National Peoples Congress, the countrys top legislature, met Jean-Jack Queyranne, president of the Rhone-Alpes Regional Council, on Sunday. Related readings: Expo reflects China-France friendship China, France parliaments launch?exchange mechanism 20 robots show dance moves at France Pavilion France, China seek closer economic ties The purpose of my visit is to further inter-regional development, enhance the people-to-people friendship and broaden the social and civil basis for state-to-state relations, Wu said in Lyon, the largest city in Rhone-Alpes region. Later on Sunday, Wu also met Alain Juppe, mayor of Bordeaux city known for its quality wines. Wu is on an eight-day official goodwill visit to France. Following meetings with the French national leaders, the top Chinese legislator has been meeting extensively with leaders of regional governments and parliaments outside Paris. He will also visit Marseilles on Tuesday. Wu encouraged the Rhone-Alpes region to expand exchanges and cooperation with China, saying that some Chinese revolutionary leaders of the old generation, including Deng Xiaoping, were once pursuing studies there. Darrelle Revis Jersey
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