Xi Jinping and Emmanuel Macron sure a toast that a state dinner at the Elysee Palace on Monday night. Photo: EPA-EFE

Xi Jinping urges France to help build trust with China ahead of meeting with Germany and EU

  • Chinese president tells French counterpart Emmanuel Macron that relationship should not be based on zero-sum competition
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will meet Chinese leader in Paris as France pushes for more coordinated European response to China
Topic |   China-EU relations

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Xi Jinping and Emmanuel Macron sure a toast that a state dinner at the Elysee Palace on Monday night. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Angela Merkel will join Emmanuel Macron (right) and Jean-Claude Juncker for a meeting with Xi Jinping in Paris on Tuesday. Photo: AP

France’s Emmanuel Macron asks Angela Merkel and Jean-Claude Juncker to join meeting with Xi Jinping in Paris

  • Surprise move comes as the European Union’s new, more assertive China policy is being debated in Brussels amid pressure from Paris and Berlin
  • French leader plans to explain Europe’s new strategy on China, with focus on trade and the environment
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Angela Merkel will join Emmanuel Macron (right) and Jean-Claude Juncker for a meeting with Xi Jinping in Paris on Tuesday. Photo: AP
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