Fire swept through the cathedral in April this year. Photo: AP

Chinese conservationists join project to restore Notre Dame after devastating fire

  • Country’s specialists have extensive experience of restoring wooden structures
  • Paris cathedral’s wooden beams suffered extensive damage in April’s blaze
Topic |   Architecture and design

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Fire swept through the cathedral in April this year. Photo: AP
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From left, EU trade commissioner-designate Phil Hogan, French President Emmanuel Macron, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Chinese Commerce Minister Zhong Shan mark a series of deals at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo: Reuters

French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to China was a success, but more could have been achieved, experts say

  • Paris and Beijing agree dozens of commercial deals worth US$15 billion but skirt thorny issues such as trade liberalisation and aid to Chinese state-owned companies
  • Chairman of the EU Chamber of Commerce in China says visit showed European unity
Topic |   China-EU relations

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From left, EU trade commissioner-designate Phil Hogan, French President Emmanuel Macron, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Chinese Commerce Minister Zhong Shan mark a series of deals at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo: Reuters
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