Claude Bartolone


Chinese President Xi Jinping listens as Claude Bartolone, President... News PhotoBeijing,Chinese President,Claude Bartolone,Diplomacy,French National Assembly,Horizontal,Listening,Meeting,Opening Event,People,Politics,Xi JinpingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2014 AFPChinese President Xi Jinping (R) listens as Claude Bartolone, President of the French National Assembly, makes his opening remarks during a meeting with at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on January 23, 2014. Bartolone is in China as part of the celebrations marking the 50-year anniversary of France establishing full diplomatic ties with Communist China on January 27, when in 1964, France broke ranks with the US to open ties with the then-government of Mao Zedong -- a decision that paved the way for China to gain global recognition. AFP PHOTO/GOH CHAI HIN (Photo credit should read GOH CHAI HIN/AFP/Getty Images)