that European companies are optimistic about China’s economic prospects and the improving market, he added.
Li said Chinese enterprises have invested in all EU member states to create about 70,000 jobs.
China is willing to initiate feasibility research on a free-trade zone with the E
U, and both sides should cultivate an environment that facilitates a boost in tra
de, considering that the two economies are complementary, the premier said.
Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng said both sides h king on an i
nvestment agreement and have reached consensus on the agreement’s contents.
Juncker said the EU is willing to accelerate negotiations on the investment agreement.