China in Lyon in July 2014

from 1 to 2 July 2014

Accueil d'une délégation chinoise à la Mission Carré de soie
Délégation chinoise accueillie à la Mission Carré de soie à Vaulx-en-Velin © Isabelle Bazin, Grand Lyon - 2014

Visit confirmed.

Venue for the visit:

Lyon (France)

Topics of the meeting:
  • Cleantech,
  • Energy,
  • Smart city,
  • Sustainable development,
  • Urban mobility.
This visit relates to:
  • the partner city of Lyon:

A delegation of high-level Chinese officials was welcomed to Lyon on 1 and 2 July 2014.


In partnership with the French Ministry for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy and in conjunction with the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA), on 1 and 2 July, Grand Lyon welcomed a delegation of 23 high-level Chinese officials brought together by the Chinese Ministry for Environmental Protection.

The delegation of deputy ministers, deputy provincial governors and mayors was in Lyon in the context of a study trip on the prevention of atmospheric pollution.

A visit to and presentation of the Carré de soie at Vaulx en Velin were arranged to illustrate an example of a transformation from an industrial area into a neighbourhood with a social and urban mix. The delegation was also invited to the Maison de la Confluence for a presentation and discussion of the “sustainable development” aspect of this new district in Lyon.




Isabelle Bazin

Métropole de Lyon - Economic development, employment and knowledge delegation

chargée de mission internationalité territoire et logistique organisation