Monday, July 10, 2006

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

But not for long. Ya can't say we don't keep you informed.

European Parliament (EP) President Josep Borrell hailed the rapid economic growth of China two days before he leaves for China on July 7 for a seven-day visit.

Comparing China to an "awakening lion," Borrell said China has undergone "huge" changes over the past 13 years.

His upcoming visit marks EP President's first visit in the past 13 years.

"Napoleon said China is a sleeping lion, but I think now China is a lion awakening," Borrell said in an exclusive interview with Xinhua.

The EP president said China's economic growth was "miraculous," citing the fact that it had recently overtaken Britain and France to become the fourth largest economy in the world. [emphasis mine]

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