French President Emmanuel Macron (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping visit the French pavilion at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

Europe ‘pushed off Beijing’s radar’ in China’s drive to seal US trade deal

  • Concerns mounting among European businesspeople about lack of progress on EU-China investment agreement, head of EU business group says
  • Cancellation of Chinese vice-premier’s Brussels trip reflects ‘lack of face-to-face engagement’ with bloc
Topic |   European Union

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French President Emmanuel Macron (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping visit the French pavilion at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
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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

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
Topic |   Emmanuel Macron

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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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