Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi on Thursday urged the EU to hold consultations with China on their trade disputes.
"While addressing the problems in trade cooperation, China and the EU should seek solutions in the spirit of friendly consultations to achieve win-win outcome," said Wu in a meeting with EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson.
"The further development of Sino-EU relations and bilateral trade cooperation is in the common interests of both sides," said Wu, adding that the EU is China's biggest trading partner while China is now the second biggest trading partner of EU.
Mandelson arrived in Guangzhou in South China's Guangdong Province Monday on his fifth trip to China as the EU Trade Commissioner.
(Xinhua News Agency June 9, 2006)