Literary and cultural exchanges foster friendship

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Since being appointed an honorary professor at Nanjing University in 2011, Nobel laureate Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio, one of France’s leading literary figures, has made a huge contribution to Sino-French cultural exchanges. In 2015, Le Clézio was awarded the Chinese government’s “Friendship Award,” the highest honor bestowed on foreign experts in recognition of their exceptional contribution to China’s modernization efforts.