French President Emmanuel Macron addresses French and German businessmen during a meeting at a hotel before the China International Import Expo in Shanghai on Monday. Photo: AFP

France’s Emmanuel Macron kicks off China visit with deal to protect wine and cheese from counterfeiting

  • French president arrived in Shanghai late on Monday, attending China International Import Expo ahead of trip to capital on Wednesday
  • Visit is timed to ease global trade tensions, with EU asking China to further open markets, while tariff war between Washington and Beijing continues
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French President Emmanuel Macron addresses French and German businessmen during a meeting at a hotel before the China International Import Expo in Shanghai on Monday. Photo: AFP
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The China International Import Expo opens in Shanghai on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua

European Union warns of ‘promise fatigue’ ahead of China International Import Expo

  • EU mission in Beijing ‘urges China to show more ambition and genuine effort towards rebalancing and levelling the playing field’
  • China sees trade fair, which opens on Tuesday, as an opportunity to showcase its free-trade credentials
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The China International Import Expo opens in Shanghai on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua
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