The historic Zhou Enlai – Pompidou visit to Yungang Grottoes


French sinologist David Gosset reminisces about the historic visit of China’s former Premier Zhou Enlai and then French President Georges Pompidou to the Yungang Grottoes in 1973, symbolizing the enduring friendship between France and China. Despite their respective illnesses, the leaders’ determination to elevate bilateral relations resonates through time, underscoring the importance of collective efforts in fostering global understanding, dialogue and cooperation.