French President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese President Xi Jinping taste wine as they visit France’s pavilion during the China International Import Expo in Shanghai on November 5, 2019. Nothing is more conducive to unity and even marriages of convenience among different bedfellows than the emergence of a common enemy. Photo: AFP
French President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese President Xi Jinping taste wine as they visit France’s pavilion during the China International Import Expo in Shanghai on November 5, 2019. Nothing is more conducive to unity and even marriages of convenience among different bedfellows than the emergence of a common enemy. Photo: AFP
Anthony Rowley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Anthony Rowley

Will Quad and Aukus alliances drive Europe into China’s arms?

  • With bilateral trade growing and unstable geopolitics elsewhere, China and Europe have good reason to make common cause
  • The US, Japan, Britain, Australia and India tying their fortunes to the Indo-Pacific could give Brussels the political impetus to seek closer cooperation with Beijing

French President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese President Xi Jinping taste wine as they visit France’s pavilion during the China International Import Expo in Shanghai on November 5, 2019. Nothing is more conducive to unity and even marriages of convenience among different bedfellows than the emergence of a common enemy. Photo: AFP
French President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese President Xi Jinping taste wine as they visit France’s pavilion during the China International Import Expo in Shanghai on November 5, 2019. Nothing is more conducive to unity and even marriages of convenience among different bedfellows than the emergence of a common enemy. Photo: AFP
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