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Chinese President Winds Up European Trip


Chinese President Hu Jintao has wrapped up a week-long European trip by meeting with Spanish business leaders in efforts to expand trade and economic ties.

Spain's King Juan Carlos joined Mr. Hu in inaugurating the first Spanish-Chinese business convention bringing together business representatives from both countries.

Monday, Mr. Hu and Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero signed an agreement making Spain a privileged partner in economic and political dealings with China.

Spain and China also reached an extradition accord. But Spain, in accordance with European Union policy, will not send back suspects who could face the death penalty in China.

Spain was the last stop on Mr. Hu's European tour, which included Germany and Britain.

Demonstrators protesting Chinese policies on human rights and Tibet followed Mr. Hu throughout his trip.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.

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