EU's Michel meets Xi Jinping in Beijing

STORY: In a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in the Chinese capital, Xi told Michel that China would strengthen strategic communication and coordination with the European Union.

Xi told Michel he hoped "EU institutions and member states will establish an objective and correct perception of China", state broadcaster CCTV reported.

Michel, who is on a one-day visit to China, will also meet Premier Li Keqiang and Li Zhanshu, the chairman of the standing committee of the National People's Congress.